Protesters representing “Dogs Against Romney” rallied today at Madison Square Garden, host of the Westminster Dog Show, to educate passers-by that the former Massachusetts Governor is anti-canine. It was a good photo-op.
They asked: How can a guy who strapped his family dog, Seamus, to the top of the family station wagon for a 12-hour drive from Boston to Ontario in 1983 become president of a nation of dog lovers? They carried “I Ride Inside” and “Mitt is Mean” posters and caught the attention of media.
The Boston Globe reported the dog-on-top-of –car-story in 2007 and it just took off. New York Times columnist Gail Collins makes a reference to Seamus in just about every column. According to online comments to the NYT, the reference is a big hit. Romney even drew a rebuke from Fox News' Chris Wallace, owner of a yellow lab named Winston. He asked the Governor, “What were you thinking?” Romney claimed that Seamus, who became ill during the drive, actually liked the air-tight kennel.
Will Dogs Against Romney dog the Republican candidate throughout the campaign? What’s next? Will “Billionaires for Bush” street theater group morph into “Billionaires for Romney?” The Billionaires “supported” George W. Bush in the 2004 and 2008 election with chants such as “Corporations Are People Too.” During a campaign event in Iowa, Romney told an audience that corporations are people.