Romney's new foe: Batman's "Bane"?

“It has been observed that movies can reflect the national mood,” said Democratic advisor and former Clinton aide Christopher Lehane. “Whether it is spelled Bain and being put out by the Obama campaign or Bane and being out by Hollywood, the narratives are similar: 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,” he added.

As the Friday release date has neared, liberal blogs were the first to connect Batman’s toughest foe with Romney’s firm. But now even some conservatives, concerned Romney isn’t fighting the Bain attacks hard enough, see a similarity in the epic DC Comics fight and the political campaign. …

But conservative analyst Greg Muller doesn’t buy the connection or the Bain attacks. “Democrats are truly living in fantasy land if they think the Bain story is anything more than a little summertime blues for Romney,” he said. “The election will be a referendum on Obama socialism and the Obama economy. Wonder if the Batmobile was made in China.”