Barack Obama

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Obama Wins—2008
On November 5, 2008, Oprah and her studio audience celebrated the election of Chicago's own Barack Obama as 44th president of the United States.

Throughout the two-year campaign season, Oprah vowed not to use her show as a platform. "I kept my mouth shut and supported Barack Obama as a private citizen," she said. "Today, though, the election is over—and I'm unleashed!"