As I wrote in 2014:
… Having spent about 15 seconds in The Presence in 1987, Oprah remains the greatest natural politician I’ve ever met.
Personally, I think a giant empire like modern America would be better off splitting the roles of ceremonial Head of State and utilitarian Head of Government, rather than in getting them all entwined. The Premier or whatever we’d call him would, in today’s culture, typically be some senior black entertainment or athletic figure: James Earl Jones in the past, Morgan Freeman today, Oprah tomorrow, maybe David Robinson after her.
Instead, out of that urge, we elected a part time college lecturer to fill both jobs in a mediocre fashion.