Is Donald Trump a Hitler or Voldemort? Is Marco Rubio the Harry Potter who can defeat him? Now the silly season is here for sure.

Sen. Marco Rubio. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
As Vox.com noted: “Marco Rubio’s backers have bestowed the ultimate compliment on their candidate: comparing him to Harry Potter, with Donald Trump as the evil wizard Lord Voldemort. Politico uncovered a fundraising email from the Super PAC supporting Rubio that makes the comparison at length. The authors of the email compare Rubio’s path to the nomination — which they say must end in a one-on-one battle with Trump — to Harry Potter’s preparation to battle Voldemort.”

Earlier, a columnist for The Washington Post raised the “banality of evil” argument against the New York billionaire.

More from the Vox analysis:

“For many reasons, the climactic battle between good and evil at a fictional wizarding school is a poor analogy for the 2016 presidential race. That said, an important correction is in order: The email’s authors don’t seem to understand how horcruxes work. While it’s true Rubio needs to defeat Kasich, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Dr. Ben Carson — whom the email accused of being horcruxes — to get the nomination, it is extremely unlikely that Trump has actually embedded pieces of his soul in their bodies.”

Harry Potter fans immediately began the Rubio dissection.

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