"The item in today’s Drudge Report is categorically untrue. There has been absolutely no discussion about having Sarah Palin on my show. At the beginning of this presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates. I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over." — Oprah Winfrey, September 5, 2008
Barack Obama has appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" twice to discuss his books, once in January 2005 and once in October 2006. Both of Senator Obama's appearances were made before he announced his candidacy and he has not appeared since.