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Oprah supports Obama for president

According to CNN:

Talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey said Sunday that Barack Obama was her “favorite? candidate in the presidential race to a crowd of more than 30,000 people in Columbia, South Carolina.

Winfrey spoke to the largest crowd gathered at any event so far in the ’08 political campaign.

Winfrey said that Obama would bring “a sense of statesmanship? to the White House.

Before delivering his campaign speech, Obama acknowledged that the crowd was probably there to see Winfrey, and not him.

“I am running because of what Dr. King called ‘the fierce urgency of now,’ ? he said.