I was surprised by Joss Whedon’s Romney endorsement. He thinks that if Romney is elected, America will move closer to the zombie apocalypse. Talk about out of left field. Of course, Whedon thinks that Romney is the man for the job; apparently Romney already sees America as dog-eat-dog kind of society.
I should have seen this coming. Zombie apocalypse? How could we not see this coming? Zombies are a bigger deal than I had included in my election predictions. I admit my lack of foresight.
Now that we all understand the imminent threat of a zombie invasion, I think Whedon should ask another question: what are we doing to prepare for the threat now, Mr. President? What is your plan? The undecided voters of America have a right to know. (I refer you to this SNL skit for other questions posed by undecided voters.)
Though I might be partial to Romney, I’ll admit that I found Whedon’s endorsement refreshing. I laughed and turned up the volume. It’s a fascinating argument and I am sure that it will sway Whedon’s admirers — a few screenwriters in Santa Monica. California is still up for grabs, right?
Outside of that key demographic, this endorsement probably won’t have much affect. All of America bought tickets to watch the The Avengers, the third highest grossing movie of all time, including Ohioans, Virginians, Wisconsinites, and Coloradans. But Whedon’s endorsement is unlikely to tip them over the edge. If ScarJo’s salute couldn’t do it for Obama, Whedon’s zombie warning won’t have much sway.
Hollywood has used their influence as far it will go. Sure, ads like those by Lena Dunham, Ne-Yo, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Eva Longoria, and the rest of the Hollywood elite are entertaining. But playing their popularity cards isn’t going to work at this point. They’re missing the main issue on voter’s minds: 23 million Americans are out of work.
These actors and actresses don’t seem to realize that they are the 1%. Whedon’s net worth is $45 million. Southern California hosts three of the most expensive cities to buy a home in the Unites States. Sure, they can talk all they want about the hardships that ordinary Americans experienced in this economic downturn — but the banks haven’t foreclosed on their cribs.