During the 75th Annual Golden Globes, host Seth Meyers made a joke about Oprah Winfrey running for President of the United States and Tom Hanks being her Vice President, “And Oprah, while I have you, in 2011 I told some jokes about our current president at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — jokes about how he was unqualified to be president — and some have said that night convinced him to run. So if that’s true, I just want to say: Oprah, you will never be president! You do not have what it takes! And Hanks! Where is Hanks? You will never be vice president! You are too mean and unrelatable. Now we just wait and see.”
Of course, as Oprah took the stage to accept the Cecil B. deMille, her speech had the Internet abuzz about an actual Presidential run. But, what about Tom Hanks? Would he do it?
Tom took a moment to practice what it would be like if he was Vice President, “see what I did as Vice President? I nodded and I gave her all of my attention.”
He went on to say, “there are a number of things I would do to serve my country if asked, provided I feel as though I could do the job. I’m not a politician, but Oprah! Oprah could do the job.”
But, let’s also remember what John Adams once said about being the Vice President, “My country has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.”