Oprah Winfrey made it clear when she was in Georgia on Thursday to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams that she was not there to lay the groundwork for a presidential bid of her own. "You keep it coming on", Winfrey said. "You are disrespecting and disregarding their legacy". Those allegations, which are largely unfair, have brought another former president into the discussion: former Georgia governor Jimmy Carter, who amplified calls for Kemp to resign his current position. "And Brian Kemp is going to do just that", Pence added, as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. He hit the trail Thursday with Vice President Mike Pence.
Touting the Democratic nominee's pitch for Medicaid expansion, "common-sense gun control", environmental regulations and "keeping families together, Winfrey said Abrams offers "the values that matter to Georgians all over this state". I am here today because I know you know that.
"Take a look at her past, take a look at her history, take a look at what she wants to do and what she has in mind for the state".
"She goes, 'I only back candidates that I feel inspired by and that are authentic.' And notice who she didn't campaign for is Hillary Clinton", Watters said. "Like I head I heard Oprah is in town today".
Mr Pence has criticised Ms Abrams for using Ms Winfrey during her campaign. For decades, the media mogul has defied conventions and amassed a rare kind of fandom that defies racial, cultural and class boundaries. "This is really going to make [Abrams], I think, the next governor of the state of Georgia".
In the past two years, his most memorable moment was that time he spent a quarter million in taxpayer money flying to a football game just so he could pointedly walk out in protest.
"I'm an African-American woman who is charting a very different path to doing this", Abrams told CNN last month. "I am here because I want you to remind others of the power".