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Yoda for President

Yoda for President Entertainment Busy Beaver Button Museum
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Yoda for President back Entertainment Busy Beaver Button Museum
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YODA FOR PRESIDENT
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Grayscale image of Yoda in center on white background. Text around image is red.

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"Yoda for President" was an unlicensed response to the 1980 presidential campaign. After the film, The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars characters were hot topics. In an article published in Newsweek in 1979 about presidential candidate policies, aide David Mixner predicted, "It will be Camelot against 'Star Wars'," inspiring Star Wars themed items in a political market. "Yoda for President" has since had several iterations in merchandising since this original button.

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Buttons, Badges, and Pins - Star Wars Collectors Archive. (2019). Retrieved from http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_category&category_id=10

Hake's - "YODA FOR PRESIDENT" STAR WARS INSPIRED SPOOF CAMPAIGN BUTTON. (2019). Retrieved from  https://www.hakes.com/Auction/ItemDetail/75248/YODA-FOR-PRESIDENT-STAR-W...

Kennedy Enters 1980 Presidential Race. (1979). Retrieved from https://www.newsweek.com/kennedy-enters-1980-presidential-race-207058

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EN0542
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