Obama loves Obama, that's quite obvious. But never more so than his tribute to the passing of the legend of space travel Neil Armstrong this past Friday. Rather than post one of the iconic photos of Armstrong's moon walk, Barack Obama posted on the Obama-Biden Tumblr page this artsy photo of himself staring into space, a crescent moon in the night sky, with the following words:
Neil’s spirit of discovery lives on in all the men and women who have devoted their lives to exploring the unknown—including those who are ensuring that we reach higher and go further in space. That legacy will endure—sparked by a man who taught us the enormous power of one small step.
—President Obama on the passing of Neil Armstrong
Ironic coming from a president who effectively killed the possibility of going further into space.