02/11/2011 01:53 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Oprah, David Axelrod Talk Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor's Race (VIDEO)

The Queen of Talk gave a tantalizing tease about her take on Chicago politics today, but pulled up short of divulging her leanings.

Oprah Winfrey told NBC Chicago that she has had "some serious thoughts" on the city's upcoming mayoral election, but declined to share exactly what those thoughts were.

As she turned to embrace Rev. Jesse Jackson, she said to NBC's Mary Ann Ahern, "My thought is the person who's gonna be mayor -- I know who that is."

NBC speculates that she's talking about Rahm Emanuel, given his exceptionally strong polling numbers recently. But mightn't she be talking about Carol Moseley Braun, the woman who Rev. Jackson has publicly and frequently endorsed despite sliding poll numbers?

Who can know the inner workings of the O?

Another Chicago heavy-hitter was a bit more transparent about his views on the race. David Axelrod, who left the White House recently to come back to Chicago to lay the groundwork for President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, glowed to Ahern about Candidate Emanuel, the success he's had with his campaign, and his personal style.

Watch Oprah and Axelrod speak to reporters:

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