WATCH: John Kasich's strange remarks chastising Daniel Radcliffe for being an atheist

New video footage shows Kasich trying to connect atheism to Radcliffe's not getting roles as big as Harry Potter

By Amanda Marcotte

Senior Writer

Published September 8, 2016 8:05PM (EDT)

  (AP/Tony Dejak)
(AP/Tony Dejak)

Wednesday, I reported a small but strange story about John Kasich, who was campaigning for Chris Sununu in New Hampshire, going off on an unprovoked rant about the British actor Daniel Radcliffe being an atheist.

Now, courtesy of American Bridge, we have video of the incident, and frankly, it makes the whole thing even stranger.


This video offers a lengthier quote than what Allie Morris of the Concord Monitor wrote down. The fuller context shows Kasich carrying on about how Radcliffe's career "hasn't really taken off", as if implying there's some connection between being an atheist and having a career that stalls out.

In related news, Deadline reports that Radcliffe has been tapped to star along Zachary Quinto in the upcoming drama "We Do Not Forget", which is "a fictionalized account of a real battle between the 'hacktivist' organization Anonymous and the Mexican drug cartel known as Los Zetas."

God was not available for comment.

By Amanda Marcotte

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