Does Obama Love Star Wars?

President_Barack_ObamaIs President Obama a big Star Wars fan? It would certainly seem so based on recent news events this month of Obama recognizing Star Wars as a cultural event and even reminiscing a bit about it:

“I remember when I first saw ‘Star Wars,’ ” Obama said during his opening remarks as he presented the 2012 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal to Lucas and other recipients. “There’s a whole generation that thinks special effects always looked like they do today. But it used to be you’d see, like, the string on the little model spaceships.”

At the event, Obama awarded a dozen National Medals of Arts as well as another dozen National Humanities Medals.

These “extraordinary men and women” have used their talents “to open up minds and nourish souls and help us understand what it means to be human and what it means to be an American,” Obama said.

He does have a point, when you think about it. For most of us, Star Wars is as much a part of our history and culture as historical events. So do you think Obama really loves Star Wars or was he just doing his duty and being polite?

Sources:

USA Today

Washington Post

 

Lisa Mason

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.