Oprah may not endorse Obama for 2012 re-election over ratings drop fears

April 9th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Oprah Winfrey New York, April 09 (ANI): If sources are to believed, then TV mogul Oprah Winfrey will not publicly endorse Barack Obama during his 2012 re-election campaign.

The decision comes after the influential talk show host feared that the step might alienate viewers from tuning into her recently-launched Oprah Winfrey Network.

“Unlike in 2008, when a drop in ratings didn’t matter as much for the queen of TV, Oprah is now fighting every day to get people to tune into OWN,” the New York Daily News quoted a source as telling PopEater.

The source said that although Winfrey is a big fan of the U.S. President, she won’t make it public in his second run for the Oval Office.

“Helping a friend keep the most important job in the world is great, but making sure her OWN network thrives is now her priority.”

“Oprah’s support of President Obama has been and remains unwavering since she initially endorsed his candidacy in 2007. Any reports that suggest otherwise are untrue,” the source added. (ANI)

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