As the presidential elections gets closer, more and more skeletons will be coming out of candidates' closets.
Even if it happened back in 1983.
That's apparently when Mitt Romney put his dog in a carrier, strapped it to the roof of his car and took the whole family, with the dog on the roof, on a trip from Boston to Ontario!
Yup. This all came out on Howard Stern's show.
"Mitt Romney seems like a fairly levelheaded guy. But there’s one story that I read about him… This sounds crazy to me. This is a real character flaw… I can’t even believe it’s true. They say that Mitt Romney had a [dog]. He had to take a long car ride. He tied the dog to the top of the car…
I’m talking about—not like from his house to the drugstore… Like one of these crazy long trips—and the dog even s**t all over the [top] of the car because the dog was frightened… It shows me that this is a guy who has really whacked out judgment.
It is so bizarre to take your family pet and strap him to the top of the car… It just shows me that there’s a lack of empathy for everything living.
To me, Mitt Romney treated his dog like a mattress or a Christmas tree. This bothers me. It just doesn’t seem like good judgment… It’s like the Beverly Hillbillies. And the Beverly Hillbillies treated the critters better! I just see it as weird."
Wow. That's ridiculous.
Mitt, would do you have to say for yourself?
"This is a completely air-tight kennel mounted on the top of our car. He climbed up there regularly, enjoyed himself.
He was in a kennel at home a great deal of time as well. We loved the dog.
It was where he was comfortable and we had five kids inside the car and my guess is he liked it a lot better in his kennel than he would have liked it inside."
We're sorry but did you say "air-tight?"
Did you fit your dog with a scuba tank before leaving?
Either the dog was being suffocated for hundreds of miles or he was being blasted by wind.
This is disgusting and we won't be surprised if this really hurts his campaign.
[Image via HRC/WENN.]