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Most of you will recall that, on September 13th, I named Oprah Winfrey as my presidential choice for the November 2008 election. The reason I know that you remember is that the number of responses to that posting were voluminous and virtually unanimous in support. I also gave you a website for the most coordinated current campaign to get Oprah to run (convincing her to run will be the biggest challenge. Her winning chances are obvious). Please scroll down to the Sept. 13 piece.
Anyway, you've asked for updates, and here is an interesting one including background from Willy Chaplin founder of the Dream Magic website.
I've also sent for the tee shirts for my wife and me. Here's a link to The Oprah For President 2008 Website
Here's what Willy wrote to me about his background and the Oprah campaign
...My formal training is as a psychologist and mathematician, but I have spent the last 30 years as a computer consultant. I turned 69 on October 2nd...
It was nice to see that you are close to being a contemporary. Probably younger, since baldness gives a false impression, but at least you are not of the cohort of our fifteen children who are charter members of the "me first" generation. It's hard to blame them, since we spent so much time...it seems futilely in retrospect...trying to change the world for the better when they were growing up, often neglecting thtm in the process. Our grandchildren (29 of them) are a different story. Perhaps us old dudes and dudettes can inspire them to change the world for the better. We sure failed! But, it is never too late to try, and electing Oprah could be a good start.
By the way, we are libertarians (small "l"...the Libertarian Party just can't tell the difference between politics and religion). We abandoned the Demidupes in 1964 when LBJ conned us into believing that they would save us from the madness in Vietnam, while Bad Barry would lead us all to Perdition and nuclear annihilation.
Another friend of ours and we started an Oprah for President movement in 1999. The response was so overwhelming that we were on CNN within a week. Patrick Crowe, our new partner, did the same in 2003 and received much the same response. We did it on the Net (prematurely), he on conventional media, mostly TV (also obviously prematurely). He too got royal treatment from the starved-for-entertainment media, partly as a joke, partly as a serious matter because of the incredible popularity of this woman.
But, alas, Oprah declined both times. So Patrick and we partnered up for the next contest. If at first...
Love and peace,
P.S. With your permission, I will add a link to you on our Oprah site as a "friend of Oprah."
Hey, I (Ed) also just realized that an Oprah and Obama ticket would constitute "O2" or Oxygen, in other words a big breath of fresh air! - Eddie C
Oprah for President 2008 is a serious consideration. The following is not. Its funny though!
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(Ed Coletti in Light Year '87, (Bits Press, Robert Wallace, Editor)