On his almost certainly quixotic, but definitely delicious, quest to nab the Republican nomination, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has likely been asked every question under the sun. But this one might just get the best of him, not because of its policy implications—it has none—but because of its tone.
“I feel badly about Prince,” Kasich said. “But not really, though.”
“I never saw him in concert, that was a mistake for me not to be able to follow him, to see him in concert. He was an extraordinary musician,” Kasich continued. “They say they have enough unrecorded music now to put an alum out every year for 100 years. Remarkable.”
To recap: Kasich wasn’t really a Prince fan, but he felt like he could have been a Prince fan if he had put forth the effort. Also, he knows a fact about Prince.
This statement puts the candidate’s Prince sensitivity below Bing:
There will never be another like you, Prince. Thank you for the music. pic.twitter.com/blhX9kx1HH— Bing (@bing) April 21, 2016
But above Four Loko: