On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart joked about the villain in the new Batman movie, Bane, and Romney's former venture capital firm, Bain, having similar names. A Democratic advisor took the joke further, which led Bane's co-creator, comic book author Chuck Dixon to spell out on Facebook how "ridiculous" the comparison is. "I got a cold feeling in the pit of my stomach that Rush may pick up on this," Dixon wrote. Cold Feeling, meet Fat Reality: "Do you think that it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire breathing four eyed whatever it is villain in this movie is named Bain?"
And there's now a discussion out there as to whether or not this is purposeful and whether or not it will influence voters.
Pretty sure that's called a "monologue." When it's one stupid person, it's a "monologue."
It's gonna have a lot of people. This movie, the audience is gonna be huge. A lot of people are gonna see the movie, and it's a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd, and they're gonna hear Bane in the movie and they're gonna associate Bain.
Oh so the brain dead people are going to make that connection, instead of screaming flecks of Goobers onto the person's head in front of them when Batman rides his motorcycle through an exploding building.
The thought is that when they start paying attention to the campaign later in the year, and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie, "Oh, yeah, I know who that is." (laughing) There are some people who think it'll work. Others think you're really underestimating the American people to think that will work.
Who are these mysterious "people" who think that one of the 10,000 villains created to keep the Batman franchise alive in the early 90s was actually David Axelrod spinning his time-traveling mustache and planting a seed for Romney's ruin? Boy, interviewing them would make for great radio.