Mark Hamill, the man who played Luke Skywalker in the iconic Star Wars films, Tweeted that Romney is a “snake oil salesman” that “must be defeated.”
Luke has been outspoken on Romney in the past, even suggesting he’s not even human, as reported by the Huffington Post; here’s the video (comments on politics start about a minute in):
The Post remarks on the video, aptly asserting that Luke even saw good in Vader:
The Thing is a character from a movie by the same name which is based on a novel by John W. Campbell. It’s scary because it can imitate anything it kills.
(Note: Luke Skywalker even gave Darth Vader the benefit of the doubt. He once said, of Vader, “There is good in him. I’ve felt it.” Mark Hamill, doesn’t feel quite the same way about Mitt Romney.)
Hamill’s comments come in the same week as comedian and TV host Jerry Springer effusively praised the President. “I was honored to meet with President Obama today and felt the meeting was substantive,” Springer said Monday. “He’s so competent and so smart, I just don’t see why we wouldn’t want him for four more years as president.”
Skywalker’s recent Tweet had to do with the presidential debates. Here’s the Tweet that he posted:
I’ve never seen a candidate for President lie more than Romney.He lies effortlessly, shamelessly.This snake oil salesman must be defeated!!!
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 4, 2012
This, of course, sparked off a few Star Wars themed replies and over a thousand re-Tweets. Hamill has said that he is a lifelong Democrat, but the Romney-is-a-liar view has been a bipartisan one to a certain extent, and it is in no way surprising that many celebrities have taken notice.