Oprah on Obama: 'I Cried My Lashes Off'

Talk-show host calls Dem's acceptance speech 'transcendent'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 29, 2008 10:44 AM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., waves with his family and his running mate's family after his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention at Invesco Field at Mile...   (Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – Oprah Winfrey is leaving Denver with the candidate she wanted, but reportedly without her eyelashes. The talk-show host said she was moved to tears by Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the DNC. "I cried my eyelashes off," she said from Invesco Field. "I think it's the most powerful thing I have ever experienced," she added, calling Obama's words "transcendent." "He's not an African-American candidate, he's a candidate for Americans."