Oprah Winfrey Has Tom Hanks’ Vote for President: But Will He Run for VP?

“Quite frankly,” Hanks said, “I don’t think it’s time to have another male celebrity in the White House. It might be time to have a female celebrity in the White House. You need somebody that isn’t afraid to get on the phone and doesn’t dodge anybody’s calls like I do.”  He added, “Oprah will hate us for talking this way about her.” As for the actual likelihood that the world-famous media mogul will run for President of the United States, she said last year, “I will never run for public office.” But lifelong best friend and CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King had this to say following Sunday’s Globes: “I do think she’s intrigued by the idea… I don’t think at this point she’s considering it. But listen, there are people who have said they want to be her campaign manager, quit their jobs and campaign for her. She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way, but I don’t think that she’s actively considering it at this time.”