For someone who goes by “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named,” Harry Potter‘s Lord Voldemort is getting invoked an awful lot in the 2016 election – and seemingly always in relation to GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
This time, it was a pro-Marco Rubio super PAC who summoned the Dark Lord in a fundraising memo Sunday evening. In the internal message to donors, Warren Tompkins and Jon Lerner likened the Florida senator to boy wizard Harry Potter and rival Trump to the evil Voldemort.
“The results in South Carolina were tremendously good for Marco Rubio,” they wrote in reference to Rubio’s second-place finish behind Trump in Saturday’s South Carolina primary. “This morning, the media speculation that Donald Trump is unstoppable, is flatly wrong. It misses a central element of this year’s Republican nominating contest.”
The super PAC went on to suggest that as more GOP candidates (a.k.a. Trump’s “horcruxes”) drop out of the race, the billionaire businessman will be weakened and Rubio will ultimately prevail in a one-on-one showdown against Trump.
“In Harry Potter lore, Voldemort, the Dark Lord, had a secret to his strength. His secret was his horcruxes,” they wrote. “As each horcrux was destroyed, Voldemort became increasingly vulnerable, not increasingly strong. When all of the horcruxes were gone, Voldemort lost his one-on-one battle with Harry Potter.”
“The data consistently and overwhelmingly shows Trump with the highest unfavorables among the remaining candidates, and that he is the last choice of more voters than any other Republican by far,” they continued. “Like Voldemort’s horcruxes, the large candidate field shields Trump from harm. At each step of the primary process, Trump is losing his shields, and that is making him more vulnerable.”