I haven't seen much written about DCU Decisions since it was announced. Maybe because it sounds like an epic train wreck in the making? Apparently, when a fictional DCU politician survives an assassination attempt, various DC superheroes will mobilize on the red or blue side of things. In other words, in this series written by Bill Willingham and Judd Winick, DC plans to make clear the political affiliation of many of their characters.
They won't be using the actual candidates, by the way, but fictional stand-ins. I wonder if they're allowed to use the terms Democrat and Republican?
I'm mostly worried that the Doom Patrol's Robotman is apparently going to be part of this. Winick doesn't inspire confidence, and I can take or leave Bill Willingham's writing, so I'm concerned they'll put Cliff Steele in the Republican camp, old fashioned, American-made tough-guy that he is. Winick tends to characterize with a broad, sloppy brush, so I'm not sure how aware he is of the twists and turns Vertigo and Grant Morrison put him through. Cliff Steele has lived an ongoing "alternate lifestyle" since his brain's installation into a robot body, and his main story arc has been his transformation from a handsome but cruel, shallow jerk of a man to a wiser, kinder better person after his loss of humanity. His last two romantic interests have been a multiple personality and a transsexual all while his best pal was turning into a radioactive hermaphrodite for cryin' out loud, so Cliff oughtta be moderate, at least.
I'm equally unsold on these writer's abilities to sell me on Batman's politics, or, God help us, Superman's. There are a number of reasons Superman may be a Democrat and several other reasons he could be a Republican, but I think I'd rather not have it spelled out explicitly. On the other hand, morbid curiosity may win out. Whadda You think?