The world was ready to run to the ballot box following Oprah Winfrey's dramatic speech at the Golden Globes.
The popular talk show host used her acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award to touch on important issues facing women and the country as a whole.
Bringing up the "Me Too" and "Times Up" movements, she reflected on the stories of harassment and abuse that even she couldn't escape from. Oprah's words were powerful, and the audiences in the building and watching from home were moved to tears.
"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men," she said. "But their time is up. Their time is up!"
Oprah for president? She's got my vote.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 8, 2018
It was no surprise that the world would conjure up the idea of a TV star running for the most prestigious office in the country, since the meteoric rise of President Trump.
However, the notion of Oprah in the White House didn't sit right with everyone, not even the potential nominee herself.
While many of her adoring fans pushed her to run, some of her peers in the industry voiced their misgivings about a presidential bid.
They say it doesn't have to do with her personally, but more her qualifications.
Oprah is beyond doubt a magnificent orator. But the idea of a reality show star running against a talk show host is troublingly dystopian. We don't want to create a world where dedicated public service careers become undesirable and impractical in the face of raw celebrity.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) January 10, 2018
Other commentators lumped together several celebrities who have voiced an interest in running for public office.
Now Oprah has come out and addressed the rumors that she would run for office in 2020.
"I've always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not," she reveals. "And so it's not something that interests me. I don't have the DNA for it."
Now that she has dismissed it, we can all go back to wondering what the 2020 election will look like in two years time!