Tell it to SunStar: Thoughts on #Oprah2020

DON’T get your hopes to high on an Oprah Winfrey presidency. The United States should not make its presidential elections a reality television show where drama becomes central to the office rather than the actual job itself. This is evident in the current administration, albeit regrettably.

Surely, Oprah would do great work as president – she’s charismatic, generous, charitable, eloquent, and would raise the banner of women everywhere as the first woman American president. She would definitely bring back the panache of the office after a Trump administration.

But the intricacies of the American presidency are too high. Holding the nuclear codes, the issue on universal health care, or fending off war threats were hard for a seasoned politician like Barack Obama, how much more for an elected president without any previous political background such as Oprah?

If for anything else, our foresight for the events in 2020 is testament to the kind of presidency Mr. Trump has. Marred with controversy, his presidency forever remains unpopular among the Democratic, Republican, and even independent parties.

Would Ms. Winfrey do a good job as a president, better than Mr. Trump? We don’t know. We don’t have a clear 2020 vision. Nevertheless, there are things that we can take for sure: that the Trump administration is in disarray, the Democrats are regaining power, and America has a long way to go before their next presidential elections.

Veritably, a new day will be on the horizon. But that new day would be better if a real, well-seasoned politician would be calling the shots in 2020.--Jim Ralphealo Mijares, editor-in-chief of the Mandaue City Science High School publication
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