Random thought of the day, upon reading this article interviewing Dennis Haysbert, who conjectures that his stint as President David Palmer may have paved the way for Obama's candidacy (and let's all hope that there's no Day 1-esque attempt on Obama's life)...
Day 7 of 24 was to feature Cherry Jones as the President. It would've begun airing in January, a little after the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries.
Of course, as we all know, it was pulled from the schedule as a result of the WGA Strike.
And, apparently, Jones' performance will be Emmy-worthy.
We've already had female Presidents on television (see short-lived Commander in Chief and, of course, BSG).
So, my thought... would having this portrayal of a female President on television during the primary season have helped Hillary? Sight unseen, we have no idea what kind of President Jones' character is going to be (while we know David Palmer was an upstanding citizen, moral center, etc).
Again, totally random.
I swear, I will be posting thoughts on The Ex List and Project Gary and more one of these days... but real life comes comes, and real life is teh crazy bizzeh.