Among the many endorsements that Barack Obama picked up in the last few days, one in particular should sure up the “nerd” vote for the Senator from Illinois – that of “Star Wars” creator George Lucas.

“We have a hero in the making back in the United States today because we have a new candidate for president of the United States, Barack Obama,” Lucas said when asked who his childhood heroes were.

With his standing among Wookie voters on the upswing, perhaps Obama could use the Hutt’s underworld contacts to ensure that a key swing state goes his way in November?

*For some more nerdy humor, check out this Star Wars Guide to the 2008 Presidential Candidates.

*Reader discretion advised, there is some off-color language