Jim Gearhart has been tickled — and intrigued — by the rumors Oprah Winfrey could run for president. And why not?

"She is more intelligent and has more talent than anybody sitting on the Washington throne since Thomas Jefferson, or James Madison perhaps," Jim says in the Jim Gearhart Show podcast, available here as well on iTunes and Google Play. This week, he's joined by longtime morning show partner and New Jersey 101.5 traffic reporter Bob Williams for the show.

And they didn't do commercials for weight loss either, Jim says. Willpower is an awfully good trait in a president.

Really, is there anything Oprah could tell us to do that we wouldn't?

And since we've had a tendency lately toward leaders who are "a few gallons short of a full tank" (Jim's not naming names), maybe Oprah's our chance to turn the trend around, Jim says.

"I would vote for Oprah on brains alone. And I've got to say, I haven't had that choice since Kennedy," he says.

That's just part of what Jim takes on in the latest installment of his podcast. Check out the full episode to hear the rest. And Email Jim at Jim@NJ1015.com.

The Jim Gearhart Podcast is available every week on New Jersey 101.5 and in the New Jersey 101.5 app. You can also subscribe with your favorite podcasting app for iPhones, Android devices or your computer:

Love podcasts? Also check out Forever 39, Annette and Megan's new podcast about turning 40 — and loving life along the way. This week, they take on the prospect of dating after a divorce. How do you know when you're ready?

And on Speaking Millennial, the gang is joined by legendary actor Paul Sorvino.

— Townsquare Media staff

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