Romney hauled his dog on the roof of the car.

Romney hauled his dog on the roof of the car.

Washington : DC : USA | Feb 17, 2012 at 10:16 AM PST
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Mitt Romney Fights With Reporter After Being Exposed As A Liar

On the course, Mitt Romney to win the presidential nomination faced another hurdle, and not his enemy, Rick Santorum. This obstacle proved to be Seamus, the former Irish setter belonging to the family Romney, and exactly the way it treated the candidate for the presidential nomination 30 years ago - gives the location "The Globe and Mail".

History came to light in an interview Romney gave "The Boston Globe," when he started talking about the annual family trip to the cottage on Lake Huron.

Before the 12-hour ride, Mitt Romney fastened to the car roof basket, which then put Seamus.

- He was extremely pleased - said Romney. - Well, we had five kids in the car. I think it was better to him than in his basket in the middle - he added. To while away the competition Seamus, a candidate for president hit unique glass to keep the dog from the wind.

Newspaper cited an unusually colorful history: "Dad! Disgusting! - Cried the eldest son, Tagg Romney, when he noticed a brown liquid flowing from the rear window." According to the article: "Romney quietly rolled off the highway to a gas station. There, he took a snake, Seamus and the car washed and returned to the highway. This is a small foretaste of the nature of the business, which generated a Romney - emotion-free crisis manager" - says "The Globe and Mail".

However, critics believe the event as a case of cruelty to animals, or at least as evidence that Romney lack of empathy. When the story came out, Romney tried to suppress the controversy. - One experience, PETA (an international organization fighting for animal rights - editor.) For all these years I never been a fan - said the senator, when he visited Pittsburgh during the campaign. - PETA pursued me for allowing the rodeo, to the Olympics and it was this extraordinarily, very shocked. Pursued me too, when hunting for quail in Georgia. Well, PETA is not satisfied that my dog ​​like the fresh air - he added.

Although the incident took place near 30 years ago, research is strong as ever. At the Westminster Dog Show last week, appeared in a handful of protesters, condemning Romney for his alleged cruelty.

The website "Dogs against Romney" sells T-shirts decorated with the imprint of a dog's paws and the slogan "Mitt is vile." There is another area, "Seamus 2012", written from the perspective of the speaker Seamus dog heaven.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event in Mesa
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event in Mesa
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