US politician mixes up his Harry Potter and Star Wars references

"I'm with Harry Potter, we're not going to the Dark Side"


Ohio Governor John Kasich has got his film franchises in a muddle. 


Kasich has a lot on his mind of course, what with running for President and all that. But while insisting he wasn’t about to call the opposition any names, he mixed up his Harry Potter and Star Wars references.

Elections can swing on the smallest of slips… 

“It I were to just attack Donald Trump now and call him a name, boy it would be just whoosh ‘Kasich has resorted to the negative’,” he told CNN. “I’m with Harry Potter, we’re not going to the Dark Side.”

How could you Kasich?


Except, hold on a minute. Thumbing through our copies of the novels (well, searching Google), there is a reference to the Dark Side and He Who Must Not Be Named.

“When a wizard goes over ‘ter the Dark Side, there’s nothin’ and no one that matters to ’em any more.”

Rubeus Hagrid, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


 Maybe Kasich just really knows his JK Rowling?