In a sarcastic "endorsement" of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney published on Sunday, sci-fi mastermind and "Firefly" creator Joss Whedon hails the former Massachusetts governor for putting forward a plan to "finally put this country back back on the path to the zombie apocalypse."

"I don't pretend to see the future," Whedon says. "No one knows for sure if they'll be the super fast '28 Days Later' zombies, or the old school shambling kind. But they'll be out there, and they'll need brains."

He continues: "So, whether you're a small business man just trying to keep his doors open; a single mom so concerned with her son's welfare that she'll run to embrace him when he's clearly infected and going to bite her; or a strung out ex-military type who's been out there too long and is taking the same kind of damn fool chances that'll get us all killed -- you need ask yourself, 'Am I ready... for the purity and courage of Mitt Romney's apocalyptic vision?'"

"Mitt's ready," Whedon concludes. "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 hoarding canned goods, because if Mitt takes office, sooner or later, the zombies will come for all of us."

This video was published to YouTube on October 28, 2012.


Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.

(H/T: ThinkProgress)