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.
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.
— Tim Hanrahan (@TimJHanrahan) February 22, 2016
Marco Rubio PAC: Rubio is Harry Potter. Trump is Voldemort. Jeb Bush was a horcrux. https://t.co/BCQYiAqpFS
— Daily Kos (@dailykos) February 22, 2016
— Victoria Allen (@iVictoriaAllen) February 22, 2016
— New Republic (@NewRepublic) February 22, 2016
“Who was the last person to defeat Jeb Bush at a debate, and thus the true possessor of the Elder Wand?” https://t.co/g7l2EsTFW4
— Annie Lowrey (@AnnieLowrey) February 22, 2016
Finally some serious analysis of the republican primary from Vox https://t.co/QvwpQLfVqP
— Alex Danco (@Alex_Danco) February 22, 2016
Yes, Harry Potter, just like Marco Rubio, believed in denying abortions to rape survivors. That’s just canon: https://t.co/anZTXY9Qah
— Chloe Angyal (@ChloeAngyal) February 22, 2016
If Rubio is Harry Potter and Trump is Voldemort, is Cruz Draco? https://t.co/cIpfPoxDHn
— Evan Smith (@evanasmith) February 22, 2016
Guys, I thought we had decided Harry Potter was sacred: https://t.co/lHmnYaeVA2
— Elena Schneider (@ec_schneider) February 22, 2016
— Ruth Scollan❣ (@scollan_ruth) February 12, 2016