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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When you hear the name Romney, a few words come to mind: robot, millionaire, flip-flopper, Massachusetts, hair.
And now, there's a new one. Dog Diarrhea…
Yes, it's a little bit immature, but search "Romney" on Google and you'll see spreadingromney.com high up on your results (right behind Mitt Romney's Wikipedia page this morning; image below) with this definition:
"1. To defecate in terror 2. Former Governor Mitt Romney." This is a reference to "Crate-Gate," the story of how Romney's dog Seamus reacted to being strapped to the roof of the candidate's car…
Google's algorithm depends a lot on popularity. And Spreading Romney's 3,416 Facebook "likes", 1261 Tweets, coupled with shoutouts from sites like New York's Daily Intel and Romney's not-so-solid inevitability as of late all helped it climb up the Google results chart.
Poor Mitt. After three major losses in the Midwest, a near loss to Ron Paul in Maine and a precipitous drop in the polls in his native Michigan, the former governor is now literally getting shit on by his critics.
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* As a sort of playful jab at Mitt Romney, David Axelrod tweeted a picture of President Obama throttling his dog. Ha ha! Very playful!
* In an amazing turn of events that no one could have predicted, it now appears as though Michelle Obama did not buy $50,000 worth of lingerie.
* Newt Gingrich has moral qualms with the idea of in vitro fertilization. Though, I should point out that he considers in vitro fertilization any form of conception that does not involve his own man junk.
* TPM has an unsettling slide show of your President engaged in a series of Terrorist Fist Jabs.
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This week's caption challenge will not be posted until Tuesday afternoon. We sincerely apologize for whatever mental distress this may cause to you and yours.
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