Uh oh. Is this a potential time bomb waiting to explode for Mitt Romney's campaign?
Mitt Romney may not have told the whole truth about the scandalous tale of his Irish Setter, Seamus, being strapped to the roof of his car during a 12-hour family road trip to Canada. According to a trusted Politicker tipster, two of Mr. Romney's sons had an off-record conversation with reporters where they revealed the dog ran away when they reached their destination on that infamous journey in 1983.
Mr. Romney's wife, Ann, has previously said Seamus survived the trip and went on to live to a "ripe old age." As of this writing, Mr. Romney's campaign has not responded to multiple requests for comment on this story.
My prediction for the October surprise: A decrepit boney 30-year-old Irish Setter hobbles into a Mitt Romney campaign event along the Canadian border. It stands there unsteadily for a long moment as the cheering crowd slowly descends into reverent silence. The dog then takes a shit on the floor and collapses dead.
Mitt Romney gets a five-point boost in the polls with conservative-leaning independents.
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