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Lucas: Obama More Powerful Than Skywalker



    The force is strong within President Obama--or so says George Lucas.

    We all know that Barack Obama has achieved superstar status. But is he an actual hero? Like in the action movie sense?

    You betcha! says "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who was in Washington Wednesday night for the Ford's Theatre reopening celebration where both him and screen legend Sidney Poitier were being honored with the Ford Theatre Society's Lincoln medal in a ceremony attended by President Barack Obama, a Lincoln aficionado.

    Lucas says that, in a contest between Luke Skywalker and Obama, our 44th president wins hands down—even without the lightsaber. In addition, Poitier told Politico that Obama's rockstar status is still going strong.