Oprah Winfrey backs Barack Obama

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Oprah Winfrey votes for Barack Obama ! Those were her words last Saturday at Des Moines, the Iowa state capital which plays host to the first democratic primaries on the 3rd of January. This backing is a breakthrough among the American female electorate for the young democrat.

The american TV celebrity Oprah Winfrey officially endorsed Barack Obama, one of the democratic party’s presidential candidates, at Des Moines, the Iowa State capital. Oprah Winfrey accompanied Mr. Barack Obama on his campaign tour of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, three vital States. Elections will be held on the 3rd, the 8th and the 26th of January 2008. By having the most famous female celebrity on his side, Barack Obama is sure to attract a large female following. Oprah Winfrey’s « the second most famous woman in the US » talk show, is viewed by over ten million people daily.

Americans behind Oprah and Barack Obama

Barack Obama, 46 years old, is closing in little by little on Hilary Clinton, presently the national favourite. The two contenders are almost at par. The African American Attorney, the youngest candidate to contend for the Democratic Party’s torchbearer position in the coming presidential elections, is leading the polls in the State of Iowa. This intervention from Oprah (affirming the fact that this is the very first time she is openly supporting a candidate), is a turning point in this campaign. The black community that until now has been a Hilary Clinton stronghold could look at Barack Obama differently considering the support from Oprah Winfrey, a woman who is highly respected in the African American community.

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