Joss Whedon Makes the Case for Mitt Romney: Zombie Apocalypse Now!

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The Buffy creator, otherwise an Obama supporter, sees a silver lining to a potential Republican victory.

Joss Whedon is a man who knows something about otherworldly creatures. After all, he created Buffy the Vampire Slayer, among other projects. So when he speaks on the undead, it carries some authority. And his expertise had led to a surprising conclusion: Even though Whedon has given some $111,000 to Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee this cycle alone, he now says he backs the president's Republican challenger:

Mitt Romney is a very different candidate, one with the vision and determination to cut through business as usual politics and finally put this country back on the path to zombie apocalypse. Romney is ready to make the deep rollbacks to health care, education, social services, and reproductive rights that will guarantee poverty, unemployment, overpopulation, disease, 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. The kind of chaos you can't buy back: Money is only so much paper to the undead. The 1 percent will no longer be the very rich -- it will be the very fast.

TL;DR version: If you're stockpiling canned food for Sandy, keep it in the cupboard in case of a Romney win.

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David Graham is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics Channel. He previously reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.

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