Why is it that many political pundits and folks in the media insist on proclaiming that Oprah Winfrey's endorsement of Barack Obama will not influence the United States 2008 presidential race? Are you kidding? Millions of people around the world tune in to watch her show. Oprah's endorsement of a product can send sales through the roof. The woman is responsible for providing homes for Hurricane Katrina survivors. Oprah Winfrey is baaaad!
Feeble attempts to downplay her influence are just that --- feeble. As a matter fact, the more talk you hear about her inability to influence voters, the more you know that she does have power and influence.
And another thing, why no criticism of other celebrities who endorse candidates? You know why; because an Oprah endorsement is powerful.