(CNN) - One of President Barack Obama's top campaign officials took a not-so-veiled jab at Mitt Romney Monday, tweeting a photo of the president riding in the presidential limousine with his Portuguese Water Dog Bo.
"How loving owners transport their dogs," Axelrod wrote, taking an apparent stab at Mitt Romney, whose own experience transporting pets has become fodder for rival candidates and newspaper columnists.
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Newt Gingrich first introduced the tale of Romney's dog Seamus into the 2012 contest earlier this month when his campaign released a web video featuring Romney awkwardly explaining how his family's Irish Setter ended up in a kennel on the top of a moving car.
The incident took place in the 1980s on a road trip to Canada. As Romney explained in the Fox News clip featured by the Gingrich campaign, "he climbed up there regularly, enjoyed himself. He was in a kennel at home a great deal of time as well. We loved the dog. It was where he was comfortable and we had five kids inside the car and my guess is he liked it a lot better in his kennel than he would have liked it inside."
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I follow Mr. Axelrod on twitter and his twitts are funny. He's got a good sense of humor.
I am glad this has come to light! People love their dogs and don't time them to the roof. Romney has too many kids and so does Santorum. It is a joke. For every 3rd child born it lessens the chance of the other two to survive and thrive.
Mitt seems like a relatively smart guy. But you know.. Putting your dog in a cage on the hood of your car is something Clark Griswald would do on the trip to WallyWorld.
Meh. Let us know when something actually important happens, mmmkay CNN? Not just tongue-in-cheek Tweet jokes. I mean really important...like maybe when one of the GOP/Teatroll candidates decides to use that kid singing his song "Chocolate Rain" on youtube as their campaign theme song in a weird attempt to curry minority favor. Now THAT would be important. This, however, is just trivial.
A kennel strapped to the roof of the car? Really? I'd think Mitt could have afforded a vehicle big enough to transport his family and his pet – inside.
I'm reallly surprised Romney wasn't dragging his dog behind his car...Does he dress the dog,so he can get him in a hotel without paying extra for them..Mr.Axelrod hasn't sharpened up his communication skills yet for Mr.Romney or Any Repub hypocrite teabagger..Mark my words,you'll regret it when he starts,Ask McCain and Palin,they have felt his rath...
PS: Say no to nasty thugs of the nation–republicans. Amen, god bless.
Slow news day. Yawn.
must be a slow news day. wake me when there is something worth while going on
maybe Mitt can ride his dog around in style like Obama next year
For those of you who think this is a trivial story, consider this: Many psychopaths have a history of cruelty to animals. Rmoney, the Pretty Little Princess for the Party of the Elites, is very probably a psychopath. Another characteristic is a lack of empathy. Haven't seen much of that from Rmoney either.
if you treat your dog like that how would you treat the the american people?
this guy is despicable!
Come November 7th, Mitt will be able to strap the dog to the roof and take a long vacation. Obama 2012
OBAMA 2012. God Bless
Geeez, with all of Romney's money he could have bought the poor dog his own car equipped with a vet and clinic hand.
Axelrod is a disaster.
OK, Alexrod is kinda funny!
CNN took the bait. I love it. BTW, why couldn't Obama get an AMERICAN water dog???
So how did you and Ann like it inside the car with your five sons?
Keeping an 'Irishman' in a "kennel most of the time" is a crime WITHOUT the car involved. The man doesn't know any more about dogs than he does people.
That must have been one of the times he worried about getting a Pink Slip. The dog SHOULD have fired him.
At least when Romney takes his dog for a ride, it's not on the taxpayer dime. I'll be so glad next January when these parasites are out of the Whitehouse and back in south Chicago where they belong.
This is what humanity NEEDS TO KNOW! If you are PRO-LIFE.
Is it just me or is Mr Gingrich imploding before our eyes
I think they should put Mittens on top of his campaign bus in a kennel. This guy hasn't got a clue and gives me the creepin" creeps.