All eyes are on Oprah's Obama efforts

Oprah is probably not used to being a third wheel. However, Variety reports that she's set to step into partisan politics for the first time, campaigning with/for Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, on December 8.

Oprah is probably not used to being a third wheel. However, Variety reports that she's set to step into partisan politics for the first time, campaigning with/for Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, on December 8.

She hosted a September fundraiser event that raised more than $3 million for the Obama campaign. Variety has no doubt that she can raise, generate, and contribute publicity and money, but questions whether she can use those tools to produce votes. The Huffington Post wonders if her endorsement, instead of strengthening her credibility among fans, could lead to their rebellion.

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