Oprah Winfrey's inspiring speech at the Golden Globes Awards Sunday night increased talk of her running for president.
I admire Oprah - she's one of those rare people for whom the first name is appropriate - but am leery about the country electing another leader with a show business background and limited government experience.
But Oprah is much more qualified than Donald Trump:
*She's a real TV star, of surpassing popularity. Unlike Trump, she possesses true talent as a TV host and media executive. Unlike Trump, she has superb acting ability.
*She's truly a billionaire, who built her own businesses. She would be proud to release her tax returns, not be afraid to make them public.
*Oprah rose from poverty and overcame racism. She was not given her money by her father. She has not declared bankruptcies, failed in different ventures, and cheated workers.
*Unlike the sex abuser, racist and homophobic Trump, Ophrah has sought to boost the dignity of others. While Trump resorts to childish insults, Oprah offers uplifting messages that build hope and joy.
*Her appeal extends to all types of people from different backgrounds and economic classes, not just a narrow base of disgruntled white men.
*She reads books, and supports reading and literature. As president, she would gather information from a range of knowledgeable people, rather than from watching Fox News.
*Oprah respects journalism, science, literature, theater, i.e. humanity's highest endeavors.
*She doesn't eat Big Macs for every meal.
*Her humanitarian efforts truly help people. They are not fake charities.
*She resorts to the truth, rather than lies.
*Oprah can analyze problems with sustained focus, unlike Trump.
*If elected president, she would truly appoint the best people to her administration. Her Cabinet member would not be more interested in destroying their departments than serving citizens.
*She speaks in complete sentences, rather than tweets. She knows how to spell.
*International leaders would respect her, and she would seek to work with allies and adversaries without alienating them.
*She really is smart and talented, proving it with her accomplishments rather than constantly needing to self-declare it.