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Rich Man, Poor Dog

Mitt Romney can’t get past the Seamus story. In 1983, Romney put the family dog in a carrier on the roof of his Chevy as his wife, their five sons and their luggage squeezed in to the station wagon for a vacation. The dog got diarrhea. Romney has not figured out how to put the 29-year-old story behind him. So critics continue to use the episode as the defining anecdote about the GOP hopeful.
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Mitt Romney's Dog is 2012's Earth Tones

Politics / US Politics : Kevin Drum (3 years ago)

As you know if you haven't been vacationing on Mars over the past year, in 1983 the Romney family took a car trip to Canada with the family dog, Seamus, riding in a pet carrier on the roof. Romney planned out the trip and made only ... Read Post

What Romney's Dog Says About Romney

Politics / US Politics : Taegan Goddard's Political Wire (3 years ago)

Walter Shapiro looks at the story of Mitt Romney's dog Seamus "heroically riding for 12 hours in a dog carrier atop the family's station wagon during a 1983 vacation to Canada" and says it has less to do with his treatment of animal... Read Post

The real story of how Romney put his dog on the roof of the car and drove to Canada

US Politics / Liberal : AmericaBlog.com (3 years ago)

Gail Collins in the NYT: The story took place in 1983, when the Romney family made a 12-hour pilgrimage from Boston to a vacation home in Canada. Romney, his wife, Ann, and their five sons were in the station wagon. Seamus was in a ... Read Post


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