Oprah will do whatever Chicago Jesus asks her to do.
Via The Hill:
Could Oprah sell ObamaCare to America?
That’s the question on the lips of healthcare activists who are hoping the talk show queen will put her considerable influence behind the promotional campaign for President Obama’s signature law.
The billionaire media mogul is a supporter and family friend of the Obamas, but has given no indication she’s interested in participating in the enrollment push that is set to begin this fall.
That said, the White House is aggressively tapping its network of allies in Hollywood as it looks to drum up publicity for ObamaCare, with Oprah among the most powerful supporters of all.
Marketing experts say her involvement would be a game-changer.
“The numbers surrounding her impact are really wild,” said Ethan Rome, executive director of the consumer group Health Care for America Now.
Rome said Oprah is the exception to the rule that political endorsements don’t affect behavior.
“Oprah transcends that in a serious way. She is not somebody who simply influences how people think. She influences what people do, and when it comes to enrollment, that’s what matters,” Rome said.