Oprah for President? How About Paris Hilton?

Dec. 4, 2005 — -- Is Oprah Winfrey qualified to be president? Paris Hilton? Richard Simmons?

Some Americans certainly think so.

Last week, a Missouri man opened a store selling only "Oprah for President" merchandise.

"If she runs, she will forever change the heart and face of American politics," Patrick Crowe said.

Oprah says the Oval Office is not for her, but she would like to see a woman run.

Paris Hilton perhaps? Some on the Internet have been floating Paris Hilton's name, even though she is legally too young to run.

Political analyst and humorist Mo Rocca said if elected, Hilton would most likely take an aggressive approach to presidential powers.

"Well, I think the first would be a promise of an executive order to send Nicole Richie to Guantanamo Bay," said Rocca, author of "All the President's Pets."

Other groups are throwing their support behind the "Sweating to the Oldies" creator and diet guru, Richard Simmons.

"Well, the video doesn't lie," Rocca said. "He just gets it. He just gets it. He's one with the people."

His running mate?

"Condi Rice, without a doubt," said Rocca. "She's got abs of steel. She's got awesome abs."

Actor and director Warren Beatty has been rumored to be considering a run for the governorship of California, challenging fellow thespian Arnold Schwarzenegger. And Ben Affleck's name has been tossed around as a possible candidate for senator in Virginia.