Two names have consistently surfaced as possible presidential candidates in 2020: Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates.

Oprah has alternatively shut down the idea and hinted that she's at least considering the idea. Gates stated in Reddit "I'm not running," but the phrasing leaves open the possibility that Gates might run in the future.

Since would-be presidential candidates almost always deny that they're considering a run but leave the door open, it's at least a possibility that either of both them might head a ticket (probably the Democratic) in 2020.

If so, those who support the idea of either Gates or Oprah being president should consider the statistical fact that Bill Gates is significantly "more admired" than Oprah in the more recently popularity poll conducted by the UK-based market research firm

Bill Gates ranks 9.9, meaning that almost 1 out of 10 people named him as the person they admire the most. Other high-rankers include Barack Obama (9.7), Angelina Jolie (8.2), Michelle Obama (8.0), while Oprah scored a relatively weak 7.1.

Oprah probably shouldn't feel too bad, though, because nobody else on the list scored over a 6.0, including President Trump, who managed a measly 2.1, which was, however, higher than Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) at 1.8. So that's something.

Of course, those who think Gates or Oprah should run might be able to get the best of both worlds. No, I'm not talking about a Gates/Oprah or Oprah/Gates ticket.

I was thinking maybe we could clone them both, meld their DNA and create a superhero combining the best qualities of both. I don't know about you but I'd definitely vote for that.

Published on: Apr 12, 2018
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