The 2012 Presidential race is about to get more lively thanks to something quite dead. A Zombie is slated to announce his candidacy in San Diego. The candidate and his human wife, Patty Morgan-Zombie, will then commence a cross-country bus tour that will take them to six major US cities including Tampa and Charlotte, where they will bring their pro-zombie message to the Republican and Democratic Conventions.
“My husband is someone who has dedicated his life and his afterlife to bringing equal viewing opportunities to all Americans,” said Mrs Zombie. “He’s the right man to lead the fight to bring zombies to everyone in America, and he won’t stop — even if it kills him, again.”
A Zombie’s election pledges are certainly more interesting than those of the real candidates. On the environment, he says: “Four words: reduce, reuse, recycle, reincarnate.”
Dig a little deeper, however, and it becomes clear that the undead candidate is part of a viral campaign organised by US TV company AMC Networks. The company is rallying fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead to switch from the Dish network an alternative provider after Dish dropped AMC shows. The third season of The Walking Dead premieres on October 14.