You’re going to hear a lot of dirty laundry about presidential candidates before the next election. But perhaps none will be as strange or as horrible as this. According to Howard Stern, back in 1983, Mitt Romney strapped his dog in a carrier to the roof of his car while heading on a trip from Boston to Ontario.
It may have happened nearly 30 years ago, but Stern doesn’t trust a man who could possibly think that kind of treatment towards animals is humane. The Irish Setter didn’t think so either and had diarrhea down the sides of the vehicle.
Stern said on his show, “Mitt Romney seems like a fairly levelheaded guy. But there’s one story that I read about him…This sounds crazy to me. This is a real character flaw…I can’t even believe it’s true. They say that Mitt Romney had a [dog]. He had to take a long car ride. He tied the dog to the top of the car…I’m talking about—not like from his house to the drugstore…Like one of these crazy long trips—and the dog even s**t all over the [top] of the car because the dog was frightened…It shows me that this is a guy who has really whacked out judgment. It is so bizarre to take your family pet and strap him to the top of the car…It just shows me that there’s a lack of empathy for everything living.”
Stern went on to say, “To me, Mitt Romney treated his dog like a mattress or a Christmas tree. This bothers me. It just doesn’t seem like good judgment…It’s like the Beverly Hillbillies. And the Beverly Hillbillies treated the critters better! I just see it as weird.”
We have to agree that, even if the carrier had a windshield, putting your beloved family companion on the roof of your car is nothing short of disgraceful.
Romney told Chris Wallace about the incident, “This is a completely air-tight kennel mounted on the top of our car. He climbed up there regularly, enjoyed himself. He was in a kennel at home a great deal of time as well. We loved the dog. It was where he was comfortable and we had five kids inside the car and my guess is he liked it a lot better in his kennel than he would have liked it inside.”
Does this change your view of the presidential hopeful?