Oprah has 'begged' Disney CEO Bob Iger to run for president

The Week 0 month ago

The current Democratic field isn't sitting well with Oprah.

Despite being enthralled with former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg early in the 2020 race, Oprah Winfrey is now reportedly dissatisfied with who's running. And she's not the only one — Hillary Clinton is still thinking about jumping in the race, The Washington Post reports.

Oprah has made her presidential ambitions for Iger well known, saying in September she hoped to be "knocking on doors in Des Moines, wearing an 'Iger 2020' T-shirt." "Bob Iger's guidance and decency is exactly what the country needs right now," she continued.

Clinton similarly "has not ruled out jumping in herself," suggesting she's also seeing "dissatisfaction" with the race's current frontrunners, two people tell the Post. Party leaders have said they're worried about Joe Biden's involvement in President Trump's impeachment, and that the other top-tier candidates, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), are "too liberal" to beat Trump.

It all has Democratic National Committee member Elaine Kamarck saying she "could imagine much stronger candidates" leading the field, perhaps Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) or retired Adm. William McRaven, who led the raid on Osama bin Laden. Read more about the massive yet apparently unsatisfactory Democratic field at The Washington Post.

Source link
Read also:
The Hill › 1 month ago
Oprah Winfrey told Disney CEO Bob Iger that she would be campaigning "door to door" for him if he had decided to run for president during her "Super Soul Series" that aired Sunday."If Bob Iger had decided to run fo...
Business Insider › Entertainment › 1 month ago
Disney bought Marvel in 2009 for $4 billion, but it could have done it earlier if executives hadn't objected. Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that his predecessor, former CEO Michael Eisner, wanted to buy Marvel in Iger's new book, "The Ride of a Lifetime...
Business Insider › Technology › 1 month ago
Disney and Apple officially broke up this past week, with Disney CEO Bob Iger officially leaving Apple's board. While Disney and Apple are enemy combatants ramping up for World War Streaming, they do very much agree on one philosophy: The future of...
Business Insider › Entertainment › 2 months ago
In a Vanity Fair excerpt from Bob Iger's new book, "The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company," the Disney CEO said he believed that if Apple cofounder Steve Jobs were still alive "we would have combined...
Business Insider › Technology › 1 month ago
In an interview with The New York Times, Disney CEO Bob Iger explained why the company walked away from a deal to acquire Twitter in 2016. The interview is linked to the launch of his memoir, which was released on Monday. Iger said of Twitter that "the...
Business Insider › Entertainment › 1 month ago
Disney's CEO Bob Iger explained why he stepped down from Apple's board in an interview on Tuesday. Iger told CNBC's Jim Cramer that he gave up his duties on Apple's board this month as it became clear that "our paths were conflicting rather than...
Business Insider › Technology › 2 months ago
Disney chief executive Bob Iger has stepped down from his position on Apple's board of directors. Iger's decision comes as Apple confirmed this week that the release of its subscription streaming service, Apple TV Plus, is slated for November 1. "Apple...
Forbes › 1 month ago
Career and leadership lessons from Disney CEO Bob Iger's new book, "Ride Of A Lifetime: Lessons Learned From 15 Years As CEO Of The Walt Disney Company."
Business Insider › Entertainment › 1 month ago
Disney CEO Bob Iger said that Spider-Man actor Tom Holland "cared so much" and that it was "clear that the fans wanted Tom back as Spider-Man." Iger confirmed that Holland called him to discuss the Disney-Sony deal, which prompted Iger to come back to...
CNN › 1 week ago
For Disney CEO Bob Iger, who has the led the company through a commanding 14 years, Disney+ may be his most daring bet yet.
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google