When Mitt Romney takes the stage tonight in his first live debate with President Obama, nearly 100,000 dog lovers on Facebook will be rooting against him.
The Republican nominee for President caused outrage in the animal world after it was revealed that decades earlier he had placed the family dog Seamus in a carrier strapped to the roof of his car while heading on a trip from Boston to Ontario.
In response, Scott Crider started the website “Dogs Against Romney” in 2007 to protest what he and others perceive as someone with very little empathy towards animals.
“Anyone who helps take down Mitt Romney in any way is a friend of ours,” Crider said in an interview with Current. “Michael Vick apologized and paid his debt to society, and Mitt Romney’s done neither of those.”
As a testament to its growing influence and popularity, the group’s official Facebook page is quickly approaching a eye-popping 100,000 followers. It has also spawned popular bumper stickers (“I Ride Inside”, “Mitt is Mean”, “Don’t Roof Rack Me, Bro!” – and even a mobile video game featuring Seamus attempting to exact revenge on his owner’s roof gaffe.
“Over 96,000 members of our “Super Pack” on Facebook and most of the 1 million+ readers of this blog believe it was animal abuse,” the site says. “It isn’t just us who feel this way. A poll conducted by Public Policy Polling showed 68% of Americans think what Romney did is inhumane.”
To show your support for the group, hit the Facebook site here.