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Sweet Oprah/Obama Iowa 4: Oprah on stage making first political stump speech."Nervous, yes I am."


DES MOINES, IA.-A thunder of applause greets Oprah Winfrey as she takes the stage, then silence as people hang on her words. Oprah Winfrey is making her first political stump speech for her friend, White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)

Winfrey says she knows why she's here. She says that this political rally for Obama is not the same as her book-club or her give-away shows.

"I am not here to tell you what to think," she says.

Speaking out for Obama is "very, very personal for me.

"No, I've never done this before...Nervous, yes I am."




It is possible that Senator Clinton is the best candidate. However, even though many may like the policies that Senator Clinton proposes, they should also consider her record, just as Senator Clinton insists.
The last Clinton Administration, when faced with the fact that protection rackets where assaulting, torturing and murdering people with poison and radiation, chose to avoid its responsibilities to incarcerate the criminals and to protect the citizenry.
Instead, they made a deal with the criminal gang stalker protection rackets to leave them alone and to consequently abandon the citizenry.
Do we want a President who sells out the citizenry for votes?
Do we want a President who sends a "crime does pay" message to society?
Would you vote for a President who signed nonaggression deals with the KKKlan or the Nazi party? Gangs that torture with poison and radiation are much like the KKKlan and Nazi Party.
We do not need a sellout President. We need a principled leader President.
If you are one of the few who do not know what the above refers to, do a web search for "gang stalking" to see the tip of the dirtberg. Please do it before you decide to reply to my post. Here let me make it easy for you:

Oprah is one of the most amazing people that live today and will go down in history as one of the greatest teachers of all time. I think most people who watch her feel she is a trusted friend and I can't wait to see if it will give Barack Obama the lead in the polls. I have read his book and I was leaning toward voting for him. Now I'm sure he is the best choice!

It was amazing. I don't th8ink anyone watching on TV could ever know the impact of Oprah and Obama on that stage. The women that sat beside me were leaning towards Hillary Clinton and Richardson, but they told me they're not shopping around anymore. The energy was just wonderul. People kept talking about how tey were surprised to hear Oprah speak such words about a candidate for President.

I wasn't going to vote for Obama anyway, but I am sorry to see Oprah stepping into the political ring. I know she says it's because she really admires his ideas for governing the country, but I believe that she is really doing this merely to try to help get the first black candidate elected.

I think there's something to the "O" factor. I coined the phrase last year and use it regularly in my seminars. For a nation who is "o"vertired, "o"verwhelmed, and "o"vercommitted -- we've got "O"prah and "O"bama! I look forward to the months ahead and wonder how this duo might impact our nation.

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