Oprah Winfrey's campaign swing last weekend with Democrat Barack Obama was greeted with record-breaking crowds and an equal amount of speculation over how much impact the media mogul might have on the White House race.
After all, Oprah has sent several books to the top of the bestseller list. Why couldn’t that magic touch take a candidate to the top of the polls?
But a new survey out Monday night shows Winfrey's endorsement is unlikely to nudge Obama higher in the polls -– and could potentially hurt the Illinois senator.
I'm an undecided voter, but glad about this. All the candidates use whatever celebrities they can in whatever ways they can, but I don't want celebrity endorsements to impact elections. Obama should stand or fall on the merits, as should all the candidates.