Obama: The Second Black U.S. President

Published 5 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 7:17 am,

david palmer Obama: The Second Black U.S. President

The 2008 Presidential election is finally behind us and I think it’s time for a little levity after all the anger and angst. I must confess how stunned I am to see so many people reveling in a victory that–if we are being truly honest with ourselves–must be accredited to one man in particular:

That’s right folks, I am referring to former U.S. President, David Palmer.

In 2001, then-Senator David Palmer was going hard on the campaign trail, hoping to become America’s first  black President. When America’s Counter Terrorist Unit uncovered a plot to assassinate Palmer, the Senator showed the utmost resolve, continuing on his campaign trail despite the considerable threat, narrowly avoiding death when a bomb disguised as a cell phone was detonated in his hotel room.

However, Palmer’s courage paid off and by the fall of 2002 America had elected him as their President. President Palmer went on to have a highly distinguished term in office, steering the nation through some of its darkest days, including the detonation of a nuclear bomb on American soil; a chemical attack that left Palmer himself debilitated for a time; a biological weapon used on innocent American civilians; countless betrayals by moles within America’s intelligence community, the federal government, and even within the ranks of the First Family. By the time President Palmer was up for a second term, the job as America’s Commander-In-Chief had cost him so much personal loss he was all too happy to pass the torch without a fight.

After leaving office in 2004, President Palmer continued to play a pivotal role in American politics, helping to guide subsequent Presidents along the trail he’d blazed, until his life was tragically cut short when a domestic terrorist cabal assassinated him in 2006.

But even after his untimely demise, the legacy of David Palmer continued to influence American culture. Palmer’s tireless resolve, unwavering moral compass, acute sense of justice, combined with his total commitment to America’s safety and prosperity have inspired later Presidents to mirror his example, including President-elect Barack Obama, who hopes to do as good a job as his forerunner. His election would not have been possible were it not for President Palmer leading the way.

My friends, let us never forget the heroes who have sacrificed so much to make America great. President David Palmer is unquestionably one of those heroes. As we move forward alongside President Barack Obama, let us remember David Palmer and be inspired. Let us remember that before there was ever Change We Can Believe In™, there was one man who had the fortitude to stand in defiance of those who threatened our nation. Let us remember that it was President Palmer, first and foremost, who entered the idea into our national consciousness that the color of a man’s skin had no bearing on his ability to lead this great nation.

We thank you, President Palmer, for all your selfless contributions to this nation. Your example will never be forgotten.

And be sure to catch the two-hour 24 special event, “Redemption,” on Sunday November 23, at 8pm.

The seventh season of 24 begins with a two-night, four-hour premiere extravaganza on Sunday January 11 & Monday January 12, 2009.

What are your fond memories of President David Palmer? And how do you see his Presidency influencing the Presidency of Barack Obama? Let us know what you think.

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  1. Um Kofi, you DO realize that “24″ is fiction right? LOL!!!!

  2. As someone who hasn’t watched 24… you really had me confused for a while there… almost made me think I was one of the most ignorant citizens out there… good thing google search is such an immediate help for reality checks… phew!

  3. What about Morgan Freeman? He was pretty good when that asteroid was heading for the Earth. Even us in the UK looked up to him then.

    But speaking of 24, I watched the first two series and then lost track. Is the standard still as high?

  4. steven, I happen to think that “24″ is still the best show on TV. I just hope that the writers took advantage of the extra time for this upcoming season and REALLY have a knockout season prepared for us!!!

  5. Very original Kofi,,, damn I wish I had thought of that!!! ;-)

    It line between reality and make believe really is getting stranger by the day,,, 8-)

    One thing I’ll say to Obama, take note,,,Palmers wife, was really his biggest inside threat… (Yikes)
    .
    Lol,,, nice article!

  6. That’s true, Palmer’s wife was a very good baddie.

    In that case, Andy, I’m going to have to catch up one day.

  7. 24 got old after it used all of the same plot twists for the 3rd time in a row…

  8. @790

    By the way, I meant to tell you, after hearing McCain’s concession speech I TOTALLY believe your theory about him being a dummy candidate positioned to put Obama in the Oval Office, while the Republican party retools itself for 2012.(Providing that the World doesn’t END that year.)

  9. good article Kofi .
    I actually think David Palmer And Morgan Freemans president from Deep Impact, as well as Palmers brother Wayne helped prepare us for the idea of voting for an Africam American President .
    Doesnt 24 have a FEMALE president this year?
    There they go again!

  10. Yeah Kofi,,, (just like Kerry was back in 2004)… :-(

    I couldn’t stand Morgan Freeman as the president in Deep Impact…
    Morgan Freeman is just Morgan Freeman,,there’s really no range going on with the guy…

    Palmers brother as Pres, (IMO) was the wrong way to go in season 6…
    I personally believe that started the fan disappointment that cursed that season…

    Hey Gary, the concept on “24″ for a female president was written and conceived during H,Clintons run to beat Obama,,, 8-)

  11. I thought 24 was great up until the last season, where it lost its mojo.

    Vic

  12. What kinda sucked mojo Vic, was having Wayne Palmer as President. It seemed like a desperate attempt at keeping the Palmer lineage going…
    I also hated the way they just handed Jack over to Faheed.

  13. I bailed on 24 midway through last year.
    It seemed like they were repeating season two again .

  14. @790 & Kofi,

    no no no, what really happened with McCain and Obama was detailed in the last episode of South Park.

    It is an absolute MUST WATCH for everyone who knows anything about this election, lol.

  15. No. Morgan Freeman is the closest in contrast to Barack Obama….Straight shooter..

  16. Seriously- awesome article.

  17. Anyone read what Obama thinks about “white people” in his book? Pretty interesting…

  18. Obama should read about what I think of him in my book.

    ;-)

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