This hilarious dog business could very well be a sign of things to come. If you haven’t heard, an attempt by the Obama campaign to make political hay out of the Romney family’s bizarre practice of traveling in their car with their dog strapped to the roof of the vehicle (in it’s cage of course) has backfired, big time.
How big? Even the liberal crew at MSNBC’s Morning Joe program were cackling about it:
On Wednesday, panel member Willie Geist set his sights on Mitt Romney’s infamous dog-on-the-roof story for his segment “News You Can’t Use.” But before you go rolling your eyes thinking it’s just another anti-Romney piece in the media, just wait: Geist also introduced a far less known story about Obama’s own dog controversy. You remember, the time he admitted to eating dog.
Yes, Obama has eaten dog and admitted to it. In fact, the Daily Caller found it in Obama’s book, “Dreams From My Father”:
“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chili peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths.
He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.” [Emphasis added]
This may be handwriting on the wall for the Obama campaign heading into the next several months. What seems like an open slam dunk for them ends up clanging high off the back of the rim and into the waiting hands of their opponents. The Twitter exchange between the two sides perfectly depicts this.
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Obama’s political mastermind David Axelrod, who looked like a genius in 2008, had tweeted a picture that he thought was going to be a great jab at Romney. It was a picture of Obama with his hands gently placed around his dog Bo’s neck as they looked out the window of the presidential limousine. Axelrod included the comment, “How loving owners transport their dogs.”
Then, the dog eating clip surfaced. Romney strategist Eric Fehrn retweeted the picture, referenced the text of Obama admitting he’d eaten dog and wrote, “In hindsight, a chilling photo.” Point Romney.
Everything fell into place for Team Obama in 2008, but this is 2012 and it’s already apparent that Team Romney is not as inept as McCain’s campaign. With a Vice President who can’t be allowed to speak publicly, and a President who ate dog, this could be quite an entertaining 7 months.