Kiefer Sutherland Denies ’24’ Helped Barack Obama Win

Kiefer Sutherland has denied claims that the television show “24” helped Barack Obama win the US election.

Kiefer Sutherland

The action drama featured a black President in its first five seasons, with actor Dennis Haysbert saying prior to Obama’s election victory: “If anything, my portrayal of David Palmer I think may have helped open the eyes of the American people. And I mean the American people from across the board – from the poorest to the richest, every color and creed, every religious base – to prove the possibility there could be an African-American president, a female president, any type of president that puts the people first.”

However, Kiefer Sutherland refuted his show’s influence on the political outcome as he revealed: “You don’t honestly believe that our show helped get the first African American into the White House, do you? All we simply did is look to the future.”

He continued: “You have a huge African American population and it was just a matter of time before they were represented politically by a President.

He added: “We have a female President in season seven. You have a 52% population of women and we can clearly see it is just a matter of time before we have a female President.”



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