When Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes lifetime achievement award acceptance speech was confirmed Monday by CNN to be an expression of “actively thinking” about a 2020 presidential run, there was one Republican who couldn’t contain his glee. The Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, the most ardent globalist anti-Trump member of the GOP outside of Ohio, took to Twitter to offer his support. He wrote, over the course of several tweets:
Oprah: Pro-regime change in Iraq (see her Oct. 9, 2002 show).
Oprah: Friend of Allan Bloom (see her show "How Dumb Are We?" from I believe 1988).
Oprah: Sounder on economics than Bernie Sanders, understands Middle America better than Elizabeth Warren, less touchy-feely than Joe Biden, more pleasant than Andrew Cuomo, more charismatic than John Hickenlooper.
Oprah: Younger than Sanders, Biden, Warren, and Hickenlooper.
Claiming the tweets were “tongue in cheek” to The Hill, Kristol then added:
Though if she runs, couldn't she win the Democratic nomination and the general election? And wouldn't she be a better president than Trump?
Based on those sentiments, it’s hard to imagine a scenario in which Kristol doesn’t attempt to push a GOP primary challenger against President Donald Trump in 2020.