On Oprah 2020, Prominent Neoconservative Continues to Live in Political Fantasyland

Townhall | 1/11/2018 | Staff
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Hollywood is atwitter at the very thought that Oprah Winfrey might be willing to carry the progressive banner into the 2020 presidential race. Her speech on Sunday at the Golden Globe affair was taken by many as an indication that she might be convinced to throw herself and her considerable fortune into the crusade to rid the nation of Donald Trump. The only person seemingly more excited than actress Meryl Streep at the prospect is The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol. Kristol hasn’t fallen so hard for a potential candidate since he urged conservatives to get behind Colin Powell in 1996 or since he first met Sarah Palin in Alaska. She’s the one, he claims; finally, someone around whom the world’s NeverTrumpsters can rally to drive the hated incumbent from the White House.

This is the same Bill Kristol who tweeted the morning of election day 2016 that he couldn’t have been prouder of his role in organizing the NeverTrump movement and who was breathlessly awaiting the election results so that thinking Americans could be rid of Trump and his anti-globalist coalition and help Bill remake the Republican Party in his own image. By the time the votes were actually counted it was clear that Mr. Kristol was wrong once again as he has been almost every time he ventures forth with a political endorsement or prediction. One can hardly fault The Daily Caller for headlining its report on his adoration of Oprah with the teaser “Oprah won’t be President … this Tweet is the Reason.”

Tweet - Monday - Declaration - ImWithHer - Way

His first tweet came shortly after 11:00 am on Monday with the declaration that “#ImWithHer” which is the way today’s editors and pundits communicate with each other and the world. And then he went on declaring that Oprah had been with Kristol on Iraq while reminding us...
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