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Actor Dennis Haysbert says his role as an African-American president on the television drama 24 may have helped Barack Obama's campaign. Plus, people keep asking Haysbert if he's running for office.

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Don't get me wrong. I like Dennis Haysbert. He's my favorite dead President in "24." But, really, man, come on!

I mean, he is also the pitchman for Allstate, but I'm quite happy with someone else. He is also a sargeant on "The Unit," but I have no inkling to enlist.

He's an actor. He's playing a part in television show, a show which, according to liberal media critics, is little more than propoganda for the Bush's war on terror.

Sent by Matthew C. Scallon | 7:00 PM | 7-2-2008

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