The campaign season is lamentably in full swing despite being a year and a half away from the 2012 presidential election. Political junkies who couldn't make it to Ames, Iowa for the Republican straw poll last week nonetheless have a chance to participate in one of their own, thanks to Boom! Studios.
Boom! is going to be creating comic books for each of the current presidential candidates – Michelle Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Rick (ugh) Santorum and, of course, incumbent President Barack Obama. They're also throwing in one for Sarah Palin because she's likely waiting for the last possible second to declare her candidacy so she can ride that same initial popularity wave she had when she was first nominated as John McCain's VP right into the White House this time around. Either that, or she's just trying to bypass the need to actually campaign because she's tremendously lazy about doing her actual jobs and the media is following her every move like drooling jackals anyway and she doesn't even have to spend money on events or developing actual ideas or solutions to get the constant attention she craves and –
Ahem. Sorry. What was I saying? Oh, yes, comic books. Boom! Studios is conducting its own straw poll in the form of taking pre-orders for these candidate-related comics, and the one with the largest pre-ordered print run by September 29, 2011 will win, although the champ won't be announced until November, when the comics actually ship.
So if you want to make your voice heard, or you can't vote against Bachmann and Santorum often enough, go pre-order some comics. That'll learn 'em!