May 14th, 2012
02:20 PM ET
11 years ago

White House pets have long pedigree in political squalls

(CNN) - For all the headaches on the campaign trail, you would not think a candidate would be hounded by his own dog.

That, however, has been the relentless fate of Republican contender Mitt Romney. A trip to Canada 30 years ago with the family pooch in a car top carrier, has been the gift that just keeps giving to Democrats. They've lampooned him as cruel at worst, foolish at best, with bumper stickers and T-shirts that say "Dogs aren't luggage!" and "Mitt is Mean!"


Filed under: Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. The REAL Truth...

    Character is what you do when no-one is looking.... it matters that Mittens believes its OK to transport his pet on top of the car. I'd also run as far from him as I possibly could once the car stopped.

    May 14, 2012 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  2. tryanothername

    Walk around Pennsylvania, our homeless have dogs, the homeless in our state don’t eat their dogs. I know no one that has ever eaten dog, admitted to eating dog , except president Obama.

    May 14, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  3. California Conservative

    Tell us Obama, does a pedigree puppy taste better than a mutt? If anyone would know it would be you.

    May 14, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Why do right wingnuts come to the defense of an 18 year old gay basher, but think a 6 year old should be responsible for what is put on the table?

    May 14, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    In PA, I heard they have been known to eat squirrels, which is nothing more than a tree rat.

    May 14, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  6. Myviewis

    And in Obama's case, Obama did not want a dog, he has one because Ted Kennedy forced Obama to take the dog.

    May 14, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  7. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Dog.... It's what's for dinner tonight at the Obama's! Grilled spaniel... HMMM HMM GOOD!

    May 14, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  8. Flipper Rmoney Failure Ahead

    "Tell us Obama, does a pedigree puppy taste better than a mutt? If anyone would know it would be you."

    Really, you would hold a child to the same standards as an adult?!? Thank you for proving how utterly deficient you rightwing extremists are when it comes to making valid and legitimate comparisons. Rmoney is a stone-cold psychopath, as his assault, his animal abuse and his "corporations are people too" show all too clearly. Yet to lunatics and the intellectually and morally bankrupt, what's more important is what some kid's parents made him eat as a child.

    May 14, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  9. RealityBites

    Investigative reporting is clearly not a CNN specialty.

    May 14, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |

    Seamus on you Willard!!! You barked up the wrong tree now.

    May 14, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |