In yesterday’s broadcast in the US, controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh proposed that the villain Bane in the much-anticipated film The Dark Knight Rises is actually a dig at US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Limbaugh claims that it cannot be a coincidence that the villain, Bane, is introduced to the series at the same time that the Romney Bain Capital controversy continues. The Obama campaign claims that Romney remained leader of the company for three years longer than stated, during a period of huge layoffs and outsourcing of US jobs.

The makers of The Dark Knight Rises are trying to brainwash American voters against Romney, said Limbaugh.

“You may think it’s ridiculous, I’m just telling you this is the kind of stuff the Obama team is lining up,” said Limbaugh on his talk show. “The kind of people who would draw this comparison are the kind of people that they are campaigning to. These are the kind of people that they are attempting to appeal to.”

Limbaugh is referring to the so-called “brain-dead people” he believes will confuse Obama’s accusations about Bain Capital with the villain Bane.
The Bane character is not a new one to the Batman sagas. Marvel Comics first introduced him in 1993, 15 years before Obama was elected as US president in 2008. The first instalment of the Christopher Nolan trilogy, Batman Begins, was released in 2005, still three years prior to the election.

Tom Hardy will play the villain in the upcoming film, due to be released at the end of this week on July 20th.

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