Palmer Paved Way For Barack Obama?

January 30th, 2008

A quote from Dennis Haysbert cropped up today in the daily mirror, saying his portrayal of David Palmer on 24 helped to pave the way for Barack Obama.

Dennis Haysbert said millions of fans of the show have got used to the idea of having an African American as president.

And if Obama does win the race for the White House, the actor reckons 24 will deserve some of the credit.

Haysbert, 53, said: “It opened up the public to the notion that if the right man came along – I believe Obama is the right man – that a black man could be president.” …

Haysbert reckons the Illinois senator has similar qualities to his TV president. He added: “A man with control over his emotions and intelligence.”

source : mirror.co.uk