An Oprah.com reader signed on as austaz68 posted she “cannot believe that women all over this country are not up in arms over Oprah’s backing of Obama. For the first time in history we actually have a shot at putting a woman in the White House and Oprah backs the black MAN. She’s choosing her race over her gender.”
Several discussions attracted hundreds of comments. Some accused Winfrey of racism for supporting Barack Obama when such a well qualified woman as Hillary Clinton was running, but many of the comments do not support the claim that she is choosing race over gender. In fact, many of the responses took on their own spin. One reader complained the Oprah involvement in the Obama campaign wreaked of her typical sales pitches that she sells to “her public.”
Others defended her right to her opinion, just like any other citizen voter.