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Instantly, Oprah 2020 erupts

Oprah Winfrey accepting the Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award
Photo: Paul Drinkwater / NBCUniversal via Getty Images

With her heartfelt acceptance speech for the Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille award, Oprah Winfrey sparked a blast of fervor that she should run for president in 2020. And a new report from CNN's Brian Stelter today states that she's been "actively thinking" about a bid for the past few months — which comes after her partner, Stedman Graham, told the Los Angeles Times last night that "she would absolutely do it."

Why it matters: Oprah hits all the right notes at just the right time for a media obsession. She’s not a white man, she’s liberal, she’s flirted with the notion of running, she’s a voice for women and the abused in a sullied Hollywood industry, she’s famous. She’s the anti-Trump, which helps explain this morning's over-the-top political speculation about a nine minute speech.