But piss them off it has. In an interview with Fox News Romney, the front runner for the Republican nomination for President, admitted that he did it, and even more claimed that the dog really liked it.
He was confronted by the interviewer who said that in Romney's own home state of Massachusetts the law is that you cannot (even in an airtight container) put your dog on the roof of a moving vehicle because it is considered inhumane.
Romney did keep his cool in the interview, and kept going back to his stock answer of "The dog enjoyed it, he wanted to be there, he got in willingly"
As you can see from the interview, the strangest part is when Romney tells the interviewer that the Kennel on top of the car was AIRTIGHT as if it is a good thing!
There has not been a huge backlash against Romney for the act (it was more than 20 years ago) but this week a protester in South Carolina strapped a stuffed dog to the roof of his car and hung a sign on the side of it saying "Dogs Against Romney"
What do you think about Romney tying his dog to the roof of his car for a twelve hour drive?
Watch the interview here