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Like Luke, Obama was betrayed and many of Star Wars: The last Jedi – A Spectrum of Light and Dark shirt his Jedi goals were stymied by the Empire. But at least he kept the Empire in Congress on their heels and stalled many of the Sith objectives with his executive orders and vetoes. But he also made mistakes. I agree with Fran that he failed to “seize the day” when he first took office. I was very dismayed by his choice of Hillary Calrissian to be his Secretary of State.