Oprah Invites Beto O’Rourke to Hollywood-Centric Event
Media mogul to chat with the failed senatorial candidate
Hollywood loves Democrat Beto O’Rourke.
Much of O’Rourke’s donations during his failed senatorial campaign in Texas came from Tinseltown — and now it appears the industry’s leftists are not done with the 46-year-old.
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey has invited O’Rourke to share his ideas during a one-on-one conversation with her in New York City.
The conversation will be part of a larger, star-studded event that also includes conversations with “A Star Is Born” filmmaker Bradley Cooper and “Black Panther” and “Creed II” star Michael B. Jordan.
The event will take place in February.
A single ticket costs $200.
Winfrey has ruled out running for political office but she remains a major force in the culture. She essentially introduced former President Barack Obama to the national stage by endorsing him early on during his first campaign for the White House.
Oprah’s endorsements don’t carry the weight they once did. After the failure of Obama’s two terms in office, fewer and fewer people are listening to Oprah on such matters.
She became a big donor to Obama’s campaign and traveled the country in support of him. Her endorsement is arguably what made many take notice of the young senator.
O’Rourke, for his part, is likely hoping he’s being positioned for a similar future — but Oprah’s endorsements don’t carry the weight they once did. After the failure of Obama’s two terms in office, fewer and fewer people are listening to Oprah on such matters. It will also be difficult to prop up O’Rourke for a presidential run in 2020 when he’s fresh off a loss against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
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