Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs appears to be playing an important role in the UD Presidential elections.
Not wanting to be outdone by Mitt Romney, who mentioned Steve Jobs just the other day, now President Barack Obama has name-dropped Steve Jobs.
According to reports, Obama was actually supposed to be mentioning Google in his acceptance speech to the Democratic National Convention last night, but at the last minute he switched to referencing Jobs.
He said: ““We believe that a little girl who’s offered an escape from poverty by a great teacher or a grant for college could become the next Steve Jobs.”
Obama’s was supposed to have said: “We believe that a little girl who’s offered an escape from poverty by a great teacher or a grant for college could become the founder of the next Google,” according to the script given to the New York Times.
Last week Romney said: “Usually, it doesn't work out exactly as you might have imagined. Steve Jobs was fired at Apple. He came back and changed the world.”
President Obama was among the well-known figures that paid tribute to Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs at the Webby Awards show earlier this year.
Jobs was pictured at the meeting of business leaders and President Obama in San Francisco back in February 2011. Jobs sat to the President's left.