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In Political Season, AMC and Walking Dead Stage Fake Presidential Campaign

Even on our short break the ZRC couldn’t help but notice the increasingly creative desperation AMC has to get ‘The Walking Dead’ back before millions of American satellite TV customers after a dispute with Dish Network.

I mean, running a fake presidential campaign? That’s both ambitious and bizarre:

A. Zombie, billed as the nation’s first zombie presidential candidate, will appear in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, headlining the “Zombie Convention Within a Convention” to kick off the weather-delayed Republican National Convention.

With his finger on the pulse of the people, he is running on a platform that emphasizes job creation (“I’ll strive to increase America’s workforce… even if it kills me again,”) and health care (“I am pro-Zombiecare. Don’t be caught dead without it.”)

But like many third-party candidates, Mr. Zombie has one main issue: getting AMC, home to the post-apocalyptic drama “The Walking Dead,” back on Dish Network.

The problem here isn’t so much that ‘The Walking Dead’ is exploiting Zombies, which they do every day anyway, but that they’re attempting to de-legitimize Zombie participation in politics in the process. As we’ve documented again and again here on the blog, Zombies are increasingly vocal participants in politics both here in the United States and around the world.

And yet all the ‘Walking Dead’ types can see here is an opportunity to peddle their hateful wares. What a sad and limited vision!

We’ll monitor their faux-campaign for further developments, of course. In the meantime there are actual Zombie struggles to document, marches to attend, protests and picketing to do.


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The role of 'Administrator' will be played tonight by John Sears, currently serving as President of The Zombie Rights Campaign.

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