Presidential Candidates as 'Star Wars' Characters
John Kasich is Jar Jar Binks. Ohio Governor John Kasich stumbles over his words, interrupts at inopportune times, and has bizarre hand gestures. Despite his conservative governing record, he is running as a moderate, hiring the strategist responsible for John McCain's failing 2000 campaign and Jon Huntsman's sputtering loss in 2012. Kasich, like Jar Jar, just might have a few tricks up his sleeve -- maybe he is secretly a Sith Lord!
Jeb Bush is Boba Fett. Overshadowed by the controversial presidencies of his father and his brother, Jeb Bush struggles in the same way as Boba Fett -- son of Jango Fett and brother to all the clone troopers. Boba distinguished himself as a bounty hunter, while Jeb governed Florida -- but how much different are they really from the members of their respective families?
Ted Cruz is Obi-Wan Kenobi. A skillful debater, parrying words as Obi-Wan parries blows, Ted Cruz is wise with the ways of the Force of Conservatism, but he can be a bit reckless in sticking his neck out for conservative goals. He may be better suited as a warrior than as a leader.
Donald Trump is Anakin Skywalker. Can't you just see the evil about to burst through his "winning" exterior? Anakin Skywalker is motivated by saving the ones he loves, but he tries to do so in rash and impertinent ways, gaining more enemies than friends. Donald Trump wants to "Make America Great Again," but will his explosive policies end up dooming his own party?
Scott Walker is Qui-Gon Jinn. An accomplished fighter with an impressive track record, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made a few blunders and left the presidential race too soon -- just as Obi-Wan's master Qui-Gon Jinn impressed audiences with his skills but exited the stage far too early.