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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