Mitt Romney's Political Dog Fight

Mitt Romney's Political Dog Fight

More proof that the presidential race is turning into a real dog fight.
Mitt Romney is fighting back against attacks that he put his Irish Setter Seamus on the roof of the car during a family vacation back in 1983.

Ann Romney told ABC's Diane Sawyer, "The dog loved it."

Sawyer, "But the dog got sick."

Ann responded, "Once!"

The Romney campaign is now saying President Obama has his own eyebrow-raising history with man's best friend.
In his memoir, Dreams From My Father, Obama recalls being fed dog meat as a young boy in Indonesia. He lived there from age 6 to 10.

Obama says in the book, "I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table I was introduced to dog meat...(tough)."

A Romney aide took to Twitter to post a photo of the president and first dog, Bo, with the snide remark, "In hindsight, a chilling photo."  

The Twitter war was actually started when the president's top campaign strategist, David Axelrod, tweeted the same photo with the message, "How loving owners transport their dogs." A clear poke at Romney's treatment of Seamus.

Meantime, there's fallout over explosive comments made by rock singer Ted Nugent, who endorsed Romney for president.

Speaking Saturday at the National Rifle Association annual convention in St. Louis, Nugent went off on the president.

"If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year," said Nugent. "Our president, attorney general, our vice president, Hillary Clinton...they're criminals. We need to ride into that battle field and chop their heads off come November."

Even the Romney campaign was appalled, stating: "Divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from. Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil."

Nugent told Glenn Beck that he'd been contacted by the U.S. Secret Service.

"The Secret Service, when they're told to investigate even silly things that couldn't possibly be construed as any type of threat whatsoever, I respect their duty to investigate," said Nugent on Beck's online show.