Posted by | March 6, 2011 10:00 | Filed under: Top Stories

Will the pro-choice, pro-gay, pro-health care Mitt Romney run for president? Nah! What about the 1950’s-type square? No to that, too. Romney has been a political chameleon, and now he is a personal one (h/t Political Wire).

…the new, more casual Mitt Romney is popping up around the country as he readies a second run for president. He’s going tieless on network TV, strolling NASCAR pits in Daytona and sporting skinny Gap jeans bought for him by his wife.

His latest campaign book, just out in paperback, opens with a regular-guy scene: wealthy Mitt in a Wal-Mart checkout line, buying gifts for his grandsons and comparing the surroundings to Target, another discount store he says he’s familiar with.

The image tweaks are part of a broader makeover…

To me, Mitt Romney is the man who put the family Irish Setter, Seamus, in a carrier, on the roof of the family station wagon for a 12-hour drive from Boston to Ontario for a family vacation in 1983. Dog excrement on the roof and sides of the car indicate that Seamus may have lost control of himself because of fear.

Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was less circumspect. PETA does not have a position on Romney’s candidacy per se, but Newkirk called the incident “a lesson in cruelty that was … wrong for [his children] to witness…Thinking of the wind, the weather, the speed, the vulnerability, the isolation on the roof, it is commonsense that any dog who’s under extreme stress might show that stress by losing control of his bowels: that alone should have been sufficient indication that the dog was, basically, being tortured.”

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