Space Invaders On The Campaign Trail

They laughed way back in the 1980s when President Reagan suggested that the people of the world would unite if an alien space form threatened the globe. But now the idea is back--and to cheers--because Sen. Hillary Clinton has raised the specter of world unity. It came during a campaign event when she referenced the movie Independence Day. According to the New York Post, she said, "Remember that movie Independence Day, where invaders were coming from outer space and the whole world was united against the invasion? Well, why can't we be united on behalf of our planet?"

Some presidential UFO watchers noted that she was actually ripping off her husband, former President Bill Clinton, who used the same language after watching the Will Smith movie.

Now Reagan allies tell us that the whole thing started with former President Reagan, who made repeated comments about world unity in the face of an alien attack, especially around the time of the last flyby of Halley's Comet. "It looks like she stole the idea from Bill who stole it from Reagan," says one.

Of course, you could be asking: Why is there a site dedicated to what presidents say about UFOs? Check it out here.

By Paul Bedard