Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Romney's treatment of the family dog

A top adviser on Rick Santorum's campaign said Mitt Romney's bizarre treatment of the family dog 30 years ago shows the former Massachusetts governor has poor judgment.

"Quite frankly, I'm not sure I'm going to listen to a value judgment of a guy who strapped his own dog on the top of a car and went hurling down the highway," Santorum adviser John Brabender said on CNN's "Starting Point," in response to a question about Romney's allegation that the Santorum campaign is "desperate."

Brabender's not the only one who thinks Romney's treatment of the family dog, Seamus, showed poor judgment. Shortly after the Boston Globe reported in 2007 that Romney put his dog's kennel on the roof of the car for a 12-hour drive to Canada, Alabama resident Scott Crider launched an internet-based movement called Dogs Against Romney. The group's Facebook page now has more than 37,000 fans.

"I was genuinely offended someone would strap a dog to the roof of a car," Crider told HuffPost this week.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am not shocked when hearing the story about Romney and the "dog on the roof story." I have been working for years with the Alabama PAWS and a couple local animal shelters. I know what animal abuse is! I know what it is for a animal to be caged in a shelter, even worse, gassed! For a dog to be transported in a carrier on a roof of a car is no different than to be transported for hours in the cargo section of a plane. How about the hunters that keep a dog in a small cage 99% of the time or in a kennel in the back of their truck. Then there are those that keep their dogs in a kennel all day while at work. All of these are things I would not do to any dog. But to criticize a presidential candidate because of this legal act is grasping for something negative and this is the best someone can come up with. I like to believe the people voting have more important issues to focus on. Like how much money our current president has spent in one term and can we afford him another four years??