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9th Feb, 2011 05:57:45 PM

Wouldn't that be Life Imitating Art?

9th Feb, 2011 06:06:42 PM

Beg your pardon, Life Imitates Art. I'll ask in the forum.

Fighteer MOD
9th Feb, 2011 06:07:06 PM

Gonna say no due to Rule Of Cautious Editing Judgement, unless you can cite a source. And yes, see the forum.

Edited by Fighteer
9th Feb, 2011 06:17:55 PM

1. How is saying David Palmer paving the way for Barack Obama going to upset people?

2. Take a look at the forum, added some interesting links there.

9th Feb, 2011 08:15:50 PM

...You really don't think the implication that the only reason Barack Obama is president is because he shares a racial background with a TV character is remotely offensive? That, and you're asserting this to be the sole and/or most visible reason for his election.

9th Feb, 2011 08:34:31 PM

I'm sorry, if that is how it came out then I apologize. What I was trying to say is that some, including Dennis Heysbert who played the character, view David Palmer and his positive portrayal as one of the reasons history was made and voters were more comfortable with a African as President. Not the sole reason by any stretch of the imagination but 24 was sort of an endorsement.

15th Feb, 2011 08:53:40 PM

I will note that similar assertions are already on the Barack Obama page.

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