No matter how hard Mitt Romney and his team may try, the GOP presidential candidate and his team can’t shake off the so-called “Seamus incident.” You haven’t forgotten the story, have you? In 1983, the Romney family set off for their annual family vacation, taking the 650 mile/12 hour journey with their crated dog Seamus strapped to the roof of their car.
It is difficult to forget the horrific story; so much so that some voters are questioning his ability to lead the most powerful country on earth. What does it say about a person’s character that they think nothing of putting an innocent animal in that situation?
A survey by Public Policy Polling found that 35 percent of voters are less likely to cast their ballots for the GOP candidate because of the Seamus incident. The campaign, “Dogs Against Romney” has over 50,000 Facebook fans, and they’ve collaborated on a satirical book about the incident, “Dog on the Roof!: On the Road with Mitt and Mutt,” set to be published by Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone Publishing next month. Indeed, the Seamus incident will likely have a bigger impact on the upcoming presidential election than the Romney team wants.
So what do you think? Does this incident impact your perception of the GOP hopeful? Will it change the way you cast your ballot? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.
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