Seven Percent Claim Dog On Car Roof Story Makes Them MORE Likely To Vote Romney

Has this GOP primary truly gone to the dogs?  We’re now at a point where we’re polling on who would be the best president to man’s best friend.

Not surprisingly, Mitt Romney is scoring low on that scale after having tied his family dog Seamus’s carrier to the top of his car while on a road trip, claiming the dog loved it.  What is surprising in the polling is that nearly one in ten people say the story made them more likely to want to vote for Romney. Mother Jones reports, “Public Policy Polling (PPP) has surveyed the issue, and got an extraordinary result: Seven percent of the American public say the dog-on-car-roof story makes them more likely to vote for Mr. Romney, and a stunning 14 percent say this is a ‘humane’ way to transport a dog. Yes, that’s what they said.”

So, what’s so ‘humane’ about locking a dog in a mostly closed large box and careening down the highway, not even stopping until the dog literally defecated to the point where it streamed down the back windshield?  Sadly, that question wasn’t answered.  But of those who find it inhumane, the political division is pretty close to even — “74% of Democrats, 66% of independents, and 63% of Republicans think it’s inhumane to strap the family dog to the top of the car.”

There.  We’ve finally found a topic that most people can agree on, despite their party affiliation.

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Diane L.
Diane L.3 years ago

Thank you, Annmarie! I appreciate your support and comment, not to mention the GREEN STAR. Sometimes we don't agree completely on issues, I reaize that, but it just seems that often it's minor differences in semantics or wording. I think we both are animal lovers and simply cannot tolerate anyone trying to justify abuse or cruelty and in this case, seems both the Romneys do both.

Annmari Lundin
Annmari Lundin3 years ago

Diane L.: I've read all your postings on this issue and I wish I could give you more than one Green Star, because they all all very good!

Diane L.
Diane L.4 years ago

Margie B, you're entitled to your opinion, but don't insult the rest of us who don't agree that what somebody did 30 years ago and is very indicative of their mindset and lack of caring for those who they have "control over" and responsibility to care for would affect or NOT affect their ability to be a leader of this country. To me, and to most of us in Care.2, such an uncaring and selfish, arrogant person as Romney lacks what it takes. What Obama "B.S." (I'm not resorting to profanity) are you referring to? Every president has done something that part of his constituency disagrees with. What my list of what G.W.B. did....???????? I'm limited to 1500 characters, so that could take a dozen comments. Romney would already fill a half dozen as well and he hasn't been elected and hope he never will be.

Margie B.
Past Member 4 years ago

So people are going to not vote for Romney because of something he did 30 yrs ago which was stupid???? Hmmmmm - What about all the sealed records of this guy that's the president now???? What about all his lying and deception????? What about this OBAMA CARE bull shit???? - Get a grip people and this dude has to go...
Romney is the better choice - We have no other choice!!!

Susan Baker
Susan Baker4 years ago

What with the dog on the car roof and his wife selling a doped horse these two should be either in prison or a facility for the criminally insane and not him allowing running for President.

Merryl G.
Merryl G.4 years ago

Don't even get me started on sub-humans that abuse,torture,or kill animals. They should be dealt with in another way !

Merryl G.
Merryl G.4 years ago

If 7% of the people in the US think it is okay to strap your dog's crate to the roof and take off for Canada,then they must also be part of the 1%.
In a previous article it mentioned that Seamus took off when the Romneys' got to Canada. If Romney gets elected President I will dust off my passport and follow Seamus to Canada.
The man is an idiot, liar,phoney and unfit to be President.
This country has really gone down the drain and it is the fault of big business,ignorant people who believe big banks,super pacs, the Koch Bros.parents who are not watching their kids.

Tricia Hamilton
Tricia Hamilton4 years ago

He is an idiot!!, He is like someone who has their dog in the back of a pick-up. STOP, a back car will hit them!!

Nellie P.
Nellie P.4 years ago

As so many people before me have said, this is the 7 percent that has no problem with hurting an animal, child, woman, etc. They're out there, unfortunately. Just sick.

Mary Beth M.
Mary Beth M.4 years ago

We know there are people who chain their dogs, abuse and neglect them... so here they are. And no surprise that they join the party of Mitt and his dog killers.