*Aside from shedding tears over Gayle and Stedman, Oprah Winfrey talked politics during her wide-ranging interview with Barbara Walters, weighing in on President Obama’s performance and her views on a potential run for president by Sarah Palin.
She said that she had sensed that Obama would be president ever since the first time she met him. Asked by Walters how she felt about his tenure so far, Oprah backed him firmly.
“I think it’s unfortunate when you have a nation of people who don’t want to support the president of the United States,” she said. “I think we don’t realize how close we came to Depression….people can’t see it because they’re only thinking about themselves. The fact that people still are out of jobs, but we’re not in breadlines, we forget.”
Walters then asked her what she would feel if Sarah Palin decided to run for president. “I wouldn’t feel anything,” Oprah said. “Obviously that would be her choice.”
“But do you think that Sarah Palin is qualified to be president?” Walters asked.
“I’m not going to answer that question,” Oprah said. That’s good, Barbara but I’m not going to answer.”
“I tried,” Walters said. “You sort of answered.”