Oprah Winfrey Show Post-election Discussion

Oprah Winfrey Show Post-election Discussion

Oprah Winfrey Show Post-election Discussion – On the Oprah Winfrey Show today the TV host said:

“Today the election is over and I’m unleashed!”

For the post-election discussion on her program invited her own political panel,including CNN commentator and White House veteran David Gergen, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), feminist Gloria Steinem, Afro-American studies professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and columnist Peggy Noonan.Lewis, a veteran of the civil rights movement, told Winfrey:

“I must tell you, last night was one of the most moving moments in my life.” “I tried to not cry, but I did shed some tears. At one point, when they called the state of Pennsylvania, I knew that Barack Obama was going to win. I had an out of body experience. I jumped so high — I was at Ebeneezer Baptist Church — I just embarrassed myself.”
“It reminded me of South Africa, when people voted for the first time for Nelson Mandela.”

Gergen added:

“It was a brilliant campaign.I think it will go down as the best run campaign in modern times. It also reflected the younger generation, and Barack Obama understanding technology.”

Asked by Winfrey about the impact of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on the contest, Steinem said:

“I thought she was a temporary benefit because she got lots of attention. Everyone was curious about her. As more and more of the content of her policies and her action and her lack of experience was revealed, she became a liability.””I feel bad about that, because I don’t want to see a woman held up for ridicule as she has been.”

Noonan said of the Republican candidate.

“John McCain had a lot to do with this campaign and he is a great American, an authentically great one.” “This is a man who suffered for five years in a prisoner of war camp. And this is a man who’s given his life to the rough to and fro of American politics.”

That’s all we have for now on Oprah Winfrey Show Post-election Discussion.

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