First the background: As many of you know, in 2007 the Boston Globe reported that Romney, on a family trip, put his dog, Seamus, into a crate and proceeded to tie the crate to the top of the car and drive 12 hours to Canada. Not surprisingly, the incident has infuriated dog lovers, so much so that a super pack (pun intended) is apparently thriving: Dogs Against Romney.
The super pack, 40,000 Facebook fan strong, is fond of using the incident to point out just how wagged out Romney really is:
In the Huffington Post today came this concern from a Massaschusetts state representative: Romney “does have the look of somebody who would be cast in the role of a leader, but you know I guess I would be concerned that a lot of us would end up like Seamus in a Romney administration.”
The super pack’s drumbeat against Romney and his judgment has apparently gotten loud enough that one Romney adviser in a recent Washington Post article, Mitt Romney’s dog-on-the-car-roof story still proves to be his critics’ best friend, said, “For crying out loud, with 8.3 percent unemployment, if the dog defeats you, you deserve to be defeated.”
Perhaps Gail Collins of the New York Times will end up being right: