LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A massive “Oprah For President” billboard went up Friday near the heart of downtown Los Angeles amid speculation over whether the talk show mogul will make a run for the White House in 2020.

The sign was seen at 1828 Oak Street off the 10 and 110 freeway interchange, where Los Angeles-based LGBT clothing line “I Am Gay” says it hopes to start an “Oprah For President” movement in the city.

The sign went up Friday morning above Casa Vertigo in downtown Los Angeles.

It comes just days after Winfrey made a passionate Golden Globes speech that left some wondering whether she was eyeing a potential presidential bid.

Since then, Winfrey has stayed mum on her political plans, but close confidants like CBS This Morning’s Gayle King
said her friend is intrigued by the idea of a candidacy, but didn’t think she was actively considering it.

Friday’s banner surprise was more than a little reminiscent of another popup billboard that went up in downtown L.A. in Sept. 2015 after Kanye West’s announcement during the MTV Video Music Awards that he would run for president in 2020.

Comments (82)
  1. Vote for her and you get a free Pontiac G3. Just look under your seat!

  2. Morons, stupid signs, all in one place. Coincidence?

  3. John Jenko says:

    Ofrah for President? You people are the real dreamers

  4. Arfy Warfy says:

    Oprah… supporting Weinstein… will NOT ever be elected.

  5. Yes, please run…Republicans would be thrilled!

  6. Oprah got rich and famous from telling a bunch of naive, middle-aged, fat, white women that they are ‘victims’.

  7. Let’s see now, the dems and libs had a fit about Donald Trump, a billionair and TV star not having any political experience when he ran for president. But Oprah, a billoinair and TV star who has absolutely no political experience running for president is OK. Yeah right.

  8. Ben Jones says:

    Winfrey/Waters in 2020. Winfrey/Lee Jackson in 2020. Both are winners. Go for it Liberal’s.

  9. You could easily fit that slogan in big block letters on her jeans across her bum.

  10. chrismireya says:

    She wasn’t even a compelling talk-show host. What makes anyone think that she would be a good president?

  11. Who knows? I didn’t think Hillary could win either.

  12. Richard Frey says:

    Oprah for President on the “Gay” Building below the “Vertigo” sign…..All kind of fits together nicely ……….

  13. Jeffrey Day says:

    We also need a picture of her kissing and hanging all over The Harv?

  14. chrismireya says:

    This billboard and campaign was started by, according to the article, “Los Angeles-based LGBT clothing line ‘I Am Gay.'” They created a similar campaign to encourage Kanye West to run for president in 2005. So, yeah, their credibility isn’t exactly widely embraced.

  15. James Cutler says:

    That is funny, putting it under a sign that means dizzy and or unstable, makes perfect sense for Libturds.

  16. Hugh Tjardon says:

    Is pot legal in California? The evidence of it is everywhere.

  17. Ethan Wayne says:

    This is the first time I’ve ever considered going in the closet and hanging myself. God help us all.

  18. Brian Gray says:

    oprah? please… talk about unqualified.
    more lunacy from desperate pathetic losing democrats.

  19. and her solution for everything “Think positive” not much to run on but fools will vote for her.

  20. Jack Burton says:

    And she would win! CA and NY. That’s it. LOL

  21. Just what we need, a race hustling snake oil saleswoman is the White House. Barrrffff….

  22. if oprah can be pres then this world really is in need of another restart…

  23. Ray Say says:

    This will be fun watching all of Oprah skeletons pour out of her walk-in closet, which is about as bad as WitcHiillary. Oprah will melt from the heat

  24. Bob Einstein says:

    We need her like. Case of the flu!

  25. Ethan Wayne January 12, 2018 at 1:27 pm
    “This is the first time I’ve ever considered going in the closet and hanging myself. God help us all.”

    This for the quote of the year, Thanks Ethan

  26. hitrestart1 says:

    Even Winfrey wouldn’t be ignorant enough to run for President. WAY too many dark, not-so-secret skeletons in her closet.

  27. Ron Cox says:

    Just make her Queen of California. Real America does not want another inexperienced TV star to lead our country.

  28. Perhaps, considering the pictures showing prior friendship, she could run with Weinstein as Vice-President?

  29. Democrats 2016: A Billionaire TV star is not qualified to run for President.
    Democrats 2018: OPRAH FOR PRESIDENT!

  30. she will not run, 1 who will she turn her billion dollar empire over to run, 2 the other Demorats will be all over her, 3 her dirty laundry will come out, does she want that, 4 she was buddy buddy with the sex perv. 5 what is she going to run on a bad economy, 6 she will LOSE

  31. Oprah acted like a pimp for Harvey Weinstein—she procured women who wanted to get ahead (literally) in the industry for serial rapist Harvey W. to assault …what a fake Oprah Winfrey is…perfect for the D-rats they are so desperate!

  32. That same building said “Kanye for President” not so long ago.

  33. Oprah doesn’t have a snowballs chance in hell. She’s tied to Harvey Weinstein and a KNOWN racist (i.e. Old White Men Need To Die). She’ll NEVER survive either scandal ! ! ! PLEASE, bring us Oprah as your Number One Contender,…… Trump wins in a landslide!!! I LOVE IT!!!

  34. William Otto says:

    Will never vote for Oprah. Last thing we need is am unqualified TV personality for POTUS. We need Bernie!

  35. Just remember that photo of Oprah sticking her tongue in Weinstein’s ear… #NOprah!

  36. Think they meant Harpo fpr President.

  37. Came here from Drudge. Left for http://www.PressCalifornia.com for more real California news.

  38. Love it! Run, Oprah, Run! Trump will crush you, no matter how overweight you are.

  39. Yes, please, with Warren, Waters or Pelosi as VP. Pretty please?

  40. It isn’t a banner. It’s Oprah’s newly made custom belt hung out to dry.

  41. Yes, Amerikans ARE that foolish.

  42. I can see her winning. I live in California, home to the most advanced Americans and even these people fall short of the glory of Einstein. She’ll win a popular vote in a heart beat and if people think Obama was bad, and he was terrible, she will be even worse.

  43. Tony Donato says:

    If she runs I will definitely invest in popcorn stocks.

  44. Randy Mcd says:

    Is the Liberal playing field really getting this slim? Fat girl pun intended. What a well rounded puppet she would be. I mean she really doesn’t have a clue now does she. Lets be real about these things America you’ve been in party mode far too long and things are getting real now.

  45. It’s as if the gods of history are playing a HUGE game with us! Elect Barack Hussein Obama when you KNOW even his name is fake. (Yes, I know what birth certificates looked like in 1953 and his was NOT RIGHT! I worked for our county’s health department, and in the office just next door to mine, worked a gal who was my age and we became friends, and she typed the birth certificates and had copies of EACH STATE’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE. His was NOT as was issued in Hawaii and I have NO IDEA why SO MANY LIED! The MEDIA CALLED US NAMES IF WE QUESTIONED WHAT HE WAS AND WHERE HE CAME FROM!!!! Why was the media not even curious? And, why weren’t we allowed to ask them and get an answer? Yet, he was elected and we will suffer for what he did to the USA, for the rest of our lives.

    NOW we are being told that Oprah is the answer!!! Answer to WHAT? The final destruction of the USA? The END of the greatest experiment in democracy the world has ever known? That created a true middle class! And used our huge armies for good! And provided health care (BEFORE THE destructive trash of Obama-care). And, universal education! And public good! We DID NOT allow Obama and the EVIL George Soros to destroy us completely, and there were ENOUGH SMART people to SEE what Obama was doing, and set out to elect Donald Trump, who is working around the clock to save the USA! And he is making REAL PROGRESS! But, that progress is being HIDDEN by the media! WHY???? And, because he is making it look easy, we are SUPPOSED TO PUT OUR BLINDFOLDS ON AGAIN??? And elect OBAMA THE SECOND!!! NEVER!!!! I will die first!

  46. “… White people will just have to die,” Oprah Winfrey.

  47. Vertigo Oprah for President. Only in CA !

  48. oprah = a pimp for Harvey Weinstein.

  49. Bill Hyder says:

    All this woman knows how to do is give stuff away. Just what the country needs.

  50. David Gouge says:

    Noprah should run for CA governor first to show the country she can fix Global Warming, too much water, not enough water, taxes too low, housing too high, air too dirty, etc…. besides, lots of illegals could use a new car…

  51. Thankfully…..we don’t look for presidents in or near Hollywood.

  52. Jim Lively says:

    Well, if she did run it would be an interesting election.

  53. A little gasoline and a match anyone?

  54. Reed Smith says:

    hmmm; let me think on that for ju…no

  55. I think President Oprah would move forward with the legalization of drugs. Live free and make your own choices.

  56. Come on everyone————-it could be Winfrey/Weinstein ticket

  57. Clegg Jensen says:

    The State Department should issue a Travel Warning regarding the Banana Republic of California. Anyone who ignores the warning should at least get the full package of vaccines before traveling to that 3rd World Loony Bin.
    Furthermore, CA residents should be required to present a passport and a health certificate before being allowed to enter the United States of America.


  59. Don McCoy says:

    The media are as excited for Oprah as they were for Obama. ANOTHER “anointed one!” It’s funny, after how badly they hate Trump, to see them all happy and excited about Oprah! But that’s the “unbiased” MSM for you…