Did you know that Mitt Romney’s lil doggie Seamus got sick once when the Romney family was on vacay? That’s rough. It sucks to get sick when you have a 12 hour car ride home. You would hope, in this situation that your family would make you feel comfortable not, say, strap you in a crate to the roof of your car. For 12 hours. When they got home poor Seamus ran away to Canada. Shocking.
Is it dumb that this is a deal breaker for me?
Full disclosure: I wasn’t going to vote for him anyways. But, this is black and white cruelty, isn’t it? I think it says something about the kind of person you are if you think this is an okay thing to do. You don’t err on the side of empathy or dignity. You make decisions about dealing with things that are hard to deal with by keeping them out of sight and out of mind.
Cruelty just seems so weak to me. You aren’t dealing with the issue in front of you, you’re avoiding it with anger and keeping it at a distance. I want someone that’s going to do things that are difficult if they are a better solution.
Oh, and here’s a pic of Obama and his dog:
Photo via David Axelrod’s Twitter