Comic book nerds, who recently had their annual hajj at Comic Con in San Diego, appear to be infiltrating the political landscape as of late. First we had Rush Limbaugh wax philosophical on the Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan’s blatantly liberal conspiracy to hurt Romney’s feelings with the Bane character, even though the character was not created by Nolan and first rose to prominence in the 1993 Batman comic book series Knightfall. And since comic book culture and politics make for such awesome and fun-filled times, Mark Hamill (or Luke Skywalker) took some time to weigh in on Romney during a candid interview at Comic-Con this past weekend. It should be noted that Hamill, although forever associated with playing the son of Darth Vader in George Lucas’ Star Wars trilogy, is a noted voice actor who rocked it as the voice of the Joker in various Batman media, including the DC Animated Universe.
Hamill, who played a character that couldn’t help but find redeemable qualities in Darth Vader, seems to agree with most people with regards to Mitt Romney being some kind of timeshare salesman humanoid.
“If you don’t vote for Barack Obama, you’re insane. ‘Cause without him, I think the middle class will completely disappear. And you look at Romney and I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but I think he’s like The Thing — he only imitates human behavior. He’s not actually human himself … So God bless him, I’m enjoying him running for office but — I just came out as a lifelong Democrat.” said Hamill at Comic Con this past weekend. (Huffington Post)
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Okay, so maybe he didn’t finish Jedi training school (very high school loans on that Dagaboh perhaps) and relies too much on outside help from Han Solo, but the prolific VO actor and protagonist of the greatest culture phenomenon seems to be reverberating the feelings many Democrats and Independents have about Romney; that is, he’s a ridiculously well-coiffed robot who lacks authenticity and only mimics human behavior when politically advantageous. It would’ve been extra cool if Hamill compared Romney’s campaign to Mos Eisley–the place where you’ll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
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