Personally, you all know how I feel about pets. I think you A-merry-cans tend to be a bit misguided with your unceasing devotion to your four legged friends. So I am not going to totally rip Mitt for strapping the family dog to the top of the car and hauling him down the highway all the way to Canada. (Poor Fido. 12 hours on the roof?! Mitt, are you sure you don't have a little black in you? )
Mitt, I think you just lost the pet lovers vote. But, then again, maybe not. A-merry-cans are very good at selective outrage. Michael Vick is not running on the republican ticket for president.
Anyway, of all the things that Mitt could have done in the past, this might be the worse. A-merry-cans will damn near forgive you for anything except messing with the family pet.
“Mitt is a little bit confused about living things. To him a corporation is a person. But, a dog is a piece of luggage."
Ouch! Mitt, there will be more of that to come.
Look, I know that Flipper would never take advice from the Field, but I would seriously recommend that he forgets about his Vain Capital issues for now and start focusing on nipping his Fido problem in the bud. Get your people to reach out to Vick's people ASAP. (Don't worry, he isn't doing anything right now. In case you didn't notice, the Eagles missed the playoffs.)Ask them to tell you the best way to suck up to the doggy crowd and get right on it.
Remember, Fido can't vote, but his owner can. How can you come home and look him in the eye after you pulled the lever for Romney? You can't. Fido knows that Mitt tortured one of his boys back in the day and he will never let you forget it.
I wonder how long it will be before I start seeing those dog owners for Obama bumper stickers?