I hope that the sheer awesomeness of this photo transcends politics. Actually, I know it does:
via Nichelle Nichols herself, who tweeted at the time:
Months ago Pres Obama was quoted as saying that he’d had a crush on me when he was younger. I asked about that & he proudly confirmed it!
— Nichelle Nichols (@RealNichelle) March 1, 2012
I’ve always thought Obama had a bit of that Spock Cool about him – that classic photo of Nimoy and his Buick somehow encapsulated the character better than any on set.
and of course, now in the “Alternate Reality” Spock and Uhura are getting it on. So there’s cosmic resonance.