“Oprah Winfrey, the nation’s wealthiest African American and host of an afternoon television program, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in May. Now, she is in discussions with his advisers about playing a broader role in the campaign — possibly as a surrogate on the stump or an outspoken advocate — or simply bringing her branding magic to benefit his White House bid.”

If it happens, that’s game, set, and match. Clinton, Edwards, Richardson, et al will need to scramble for a VP endorsement from The View, while Giuliani or whoever will have to settle for neocondolences from Elizabeth Hasselbeck.