It seems like the Election of the Dead gets started earlier and earlier every election cycle.
If dead communists and socialists aren't your thing, there's now the dead occultist, reputed in life as the "wickedest man in the world" Aleister Crowley:
Aleister Crowley is dead, British, and not running for office. No, we don’t want him as President of the United States of America. We’re not trying to win an election here. We’re trying to send a message. [Aleister Crowley 2012]
The good folks behind Aleister Crowley 2012 seem earnest, with the objective "to promulgate [Crowley's] Law of Liberty." The apathetic anarchist in me is all about liberty, but the question is worth asking: can a message be promulgated through a write-in campaign for a dead guy? Because it's like Guy Debord said, "you cannot combat alienation by means of alienated forms of struggle."
Upon the realization that the electoral process is a sham, voting dies as a means of resistance. Utilizing the process, even if only "to send a message," actually validates the legitimacy of the system being rejected! (Think of the influence, say, "record voter turnout figures," have on the perception of the process. Or a breezy human interest story on the 6:00 news about the festival atmosphere at the polling station where you just wouldn't believe the wacky people you might run into.)
I first advise abstention. Or perhaps the fouling of one's ballot so it cannot be processed, thereby increasing the "undervote" and calling voting mechanisms into question.
Nonetheless, (what the hell, right?) In closing, if you simply must vote, why not consider a dead dude? Dead guys aren't superior to your standard political candidates because they're communists, socialists, or occultists. They're superior candidates because they're dead.
And if you simply must vote, for someone alive, consider this guy:
The bad news for us is - over the next several months we will be forced to endure the national charade that is selecting, vetting and confirming the next Supreme Court Justice. Get ready for the theatrics - Senators waxing philosophical about the primal importance of an up-or-down vote, interrogating character witnesses about what curse words the candidate used on the playground during middle school, and flaunting homemade pie charts to explain strict constructionism.
Personally, I'd like to see perennial Guys From Area 51 presidential candidate Gus Hall nominated to the Court, but I'd settle for Gary Busey or Ward Churchill. Mainly, I want someone who is going to aggravate ScaThomAlito. Perhaps, a strong woman would be the best prescription for the court. Or one of those circus seals that can bounce a ball on its nose.