Oh, hooray for the internet. It’s not letting the Mitt Romney dog incident (yes, that’s a Wikipedia link) die and that makes me so happy. I read about Remember Seamus last month, and when my brother was out last week he saw a Dogs Against Romney sticker on a car with “I ride inside.” And even the band Devo has released a single about the incident, with band member Jerry Casale saying,
“My God, the world is a scary place with seven billion people. What you want in a leader is a guy with some humanity at his core. I just don’t feel that Mitt does.”
The more attention the better, I say. I know people who will argue that it’s just a dog and there are bigger human issues to focus on (hell, I know people who probably don’t see a problem with it at all), but I think the whole incident shows cluelessness at best, and cruelty at worst, and I don’t want either of those qualities in a leader.