Oprah Winfrey’s Unity Ticket Proposal to Mitt Romney
According to a recent report by Axios, Oprah Winfrey suggested that Senator Mitt Romney join her on a unity ticket for the 2020 presidential election. This revelation is based on an upcoming memoir about Romney, titled “Romney: A Reckoning,” written by McKay Coppins from The Atlantic.
- Winfrey believed that Romney should have teamed up with her to challenge former President Donald Trump during his re-election campaign in 2020.
- The information about Winfrey’s suggestion comes from Coppins’ book, which Axios obtained.
- In an effort to “save the country,” Winfrey, a lifelong Democrat, proposed the idea. However, according to Axios, Romney dismissed the suggestion, fearing that it could inadvertently benefit Trump’s re-election chances.
- Although Winfrey’s proposal may not have been serious, it highlights the unique dynamics of the 2020 presidential race.
Mitt Romney, a former Republican nominee for president, sought the nomination in both 2008 and 2012, losing to President Barack Obama in the latter race. After a period without holding public office, he ran for the Senate and was elected in 2018 to represent Utah. Romney, 76, has become known for his vocal criticism of Donald Trump, standing out among his Republican colleagues in Congress. He was the only Republican senator who voted to convict Trump during his first Impeachment trial and was one of seven Republicans who voted to convict him in his second trial following the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. Romney announced in September that he would not seek re-election, stating that it was time for a new generation to shape the future.
Oprah Winfrey is estimated to have a net worth of $2.8 billion, making her the 13th wealthiest self-made woman in America according to Forbes.
What To Watch For
The memoir “Romney: A Reckoning” is set to be released on Tuesday, October 24th, offering further insights into Mitt Romney’s political journey.
Read More of this Story at www.forbes.com – 2023-10-16 14:41:14
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