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Oprah's Got a Crush on Obama!

7/17/2007 2:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Oprah has a crush on ObamaChat empress Oprah Winfrey put rumors to rest that she might be running for president -- by instead throwing her hefty support behind democratic candidate Barack Obama. Lucky Obama will benefit from an Oprah-fied fundraiser to be held at the daytime diva's massive Santa Barbara mansion this September, reports today's L.A. Times.

Those thinking of attending should start saving now: Getting in the door will cost $2,300 -- that's the maximum individual contribution for primary season. Collected contributions of $25,000 or more will score you access to a VIP reception, and a donation of $50,000 or more will garner a seat at a private VIP dinner with the possible next president.

Think Isaiah Washington, who has also thrown his support behind Barack, was invited? Doubtful!

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Lynn    

Oprah has proven she is a racist.

Borak Hussein Obama is a muslim.

Unfortunately, I must vote for Hillary to keep a muslim out of the White House!

2466 days ago
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Winterjune    

I think it is evident that this country is still biased towards people of color. We have come a long way from the days when mistreatment of black people was legal but there is still quite a long way to go. Therefore, Barack Obama, although qualified (albeit he has his imperfections) will have to work doubly hard to become President, which at the moment, I feel is an impossible task. This society has to undergo a lot of social and mental change before a Black man or a person of color can become President. Hilary has demonstrated that she is a woman of action and I respect her for that but for once, I would like to imagine that we as an American Society are above the things of the past and elect a person of color. Obama is what this country needs if there is to be change. He demonstrates that Black America is not made of thugs, and unintelligent beings, as portrayed in the media but there are many of us, who are hardworking and who should not be placed in those stereotypes.

2464 days ago
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Winterjune    

And as for the person who has said that Oprah has proven she is a racist, please consider what you are saying before actually saying it. Oprah has taken more utilitarian actions, than any other wealthy black person, I know to come to the aid of black people. She is not limiting this to helping just blacks within America but in Africa as well. She built a school for young african girls and has donated a lot of money to organizations for black people. So for you to make such a comment is not just unknowing, it is downright ignorant. I have a lot of respect for Oprah and instead of saying such a thing, you should look up to her.

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