You may recall that several months ago Mitt Romney admitted to tying the family dog Seamus to the top of his vehicle when they took a 12-hour road trip across the country in 1983, now Ann Romney has come out to defend that decision.
In an interview with ABC‘s Diane Sawyer Ann Romney said Seamus “loved it” while adding:
“He would see that crate and, you know, he would, like, go crazy because he was going with us on vacation. It was to me a kinder thing to bring him along than to leave him in the kennel for two weeks.”
When Sawyer countered, “but the dog got sick, right?” Ann Romney responded:
“Once, he ate the turkey on the counter. I mean, he had the runs.”
Why Ann Romney would defend the decision is still unclear, especially after thousands of internet comments have proven how hated that particular action actually was. Mitt Romney in the meantime seems to understand that the family made the wrong decision, promising not to transport a dog that way again while adding “certainly not with the attention it received.” In fact Romney calls his decision to transport Seamus strapped to the top of his car one of the most damaging aspects of his campaign so far.
Despite polling numbers still showing President Obama with a controlling lead when asked if he had any messages for President Obama the GOP presidential hopeful simply stated “start packing”
One thing is for certain, if Obama packs to go anywhere it’s unlikely he’ll be tying the family dog Bo to the top of any family or Presidential vehicles.