Oprah Dumping Obama?

Katie Pavlich
Posted: Apr 03, 2012 7:33 AM

The talk queen isn't exactly breaking up with the guy, but she isn't willing to fully embrace him either, or so she says. Oprah Winfrey has said although she still supports President Obama, she won't be taking the extra step to hit the campaign trail with or for him this time around.

Oprah Winfrey said today that while she is “not going to be out there” as a booster  for President Obama during the 2012 general election campaign, her support has not dimmed.

“I’m 100 percent behind our president. I actually love our president, and have the utmost respect for him and that office and what it takes to be there,” Winfrey told Charlie Rose on CBS’ “This Morning.”

“I will not be out there because I’m trying to fix a network,” she said.

 OWN, Winfrey’s cable network, has struggled to build an audience since it launched in January 2011 and recently laid off 30 employees, which  she said was  “difficult” to bear.

It seems that Winfrey, who supports Obama's "spread the wealth around" policies and is worth $2.4 billion, would be willing to "help" the thirty employees she had to let go by paying more taxes.....


Winfrey was a leading celebrity supporter of Obama during the 2008 campaign as she traveled the country stumping on  Obama’s behalf and helping to raise cash at a series of star-studded fundraisers.