Mitt Romney Compared to “The Dark Knight Rises” Villain Bane with Offshore Interests and Powerful Father

The Dark Knight Rising

Mitt Romney Compared to “The Dark Knight Rises” Villain Bane with Offshore Interests and Powerful Father

Are there parallels between the upcoming summer blockbuster “The Dark Knight Rises,” with presidential election?  The terrorist in the new movie goes by the name “Bane,” sounds very similar to Bain, drives the caped crusader out of semi-retirement into the final Batman movie. Democrats think Mitt Romney fits the Bane character to a tee and there are other comparisons as well:  a highly intelligent villain with offshore interests and a past both are seeking to cover up who had a powerful father and is set on pillaging society.

And even while playing up the Bane-Bain tie, Christopher Lehane (former Clinton aide) suggested that Romney is a weak version. “The ‘Bain Romney’ should at least endeavor to match the comic book Bane in at least one way: prove to be a worthy adversary. Bane never asked Batman to apologize–neither superheroes nor super villains nor candidates for president should ever ask for apologies from their opponents if they are to be taken serious,” he said in a reference to Romney’s demand of an apology from Obama for his Bain attacks. Source: Washington Examiner

I am with Christopher Lehane on this, Mitt Romney isn’t as sophisticated as the fictional character in “The Dark Knight Rising.” Rather than dwelling on the movie and its fictional characters, holding Mitt Romney accountable for the outlandish claims of expertise he has made is more important. He claims he had nothing to do with Bain Capital when he went to run the Olympics, but somehow, many companies connected with Bain were somehow connected with the Olympics. How was that possible? Then there’s the “secret” deal with Jon Huntsman Sr.

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.
  • ME24601

    You realize that the character of Bane has existed for over twenty years, right? They didn’t create him for the movie.