Filmmaker Joss Whedon released a video today in which he endorses Mitt Romney for President.
Politics aside, the ad is pretty hilarious--but if you're a big fan of Romney's, it's probably better to stop now lest you be offended.
"Like a lot of liberal Americans, I was excited when Barack Obama took office four years ago. But it's a very different world now, and Mitt Romney is a very different candidate," Whedon says in the two-minute video. "One with the vision and determination to cut through business-as-usual politics and finally put this country back on the path to the zombie apocalypse."
The filmmaker says that the Republican Presidential nominee's social policies are likely to foster disease, poverty and rioting--"all crucial elements in creating a nightmare zombie wasteland. But it's his commitment to ungoverned corporate privilege that will nosedive this economy into true insolvency and chaos."
Whedon says that while it's not clear whether the zombie apocalypse that will come to pass if Romney is elected will be the faster, more aggressive 28 Days Later-style zombies or the more "old-school, shambling kind," either variety will need brains.
"You need to ask yourself--am I ready? Am I ready for the purity and courage of Mitt Romney's apocalyptic vision?" Whedon deadpans. "Mitt's ready. He's not afraid to face a ravening, grasping horde of subhumans--because that's how he sees poor people already. Let's all embrace the future--stop pretending we care about each other, and start hording canned goods. Because if Mitt takes office, sooner or later the zomneys will come for all of us."