Kristen’s Kraze

Kristen Tomins

 Mitt Romney, the current Republican presidential candidate, is receiving much criticism for driving with his dog on the roof of his car. 
Used with permission / Jeff Siner

  Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is receiving a ton of heat for putting his dog on the roof of his car on a 12-hour drive to Canada from Massachusetts, which has started a face-off between him and President Barack Obama on just who is the better candidate.
     After the public outrage Romney received, it was then made public that Obama, too, had his share of dirty secrets, such as eating dog once as a boy in Indonesia. 
     If it’s arguments like these that people are going to base their choice of President of the United States on, then something is wrong. 
     Though it is important to take into account the type of person someone is when deciding whether or not to vote them into a position of leadership, it is also important to take into account what is really important and what is strictly irrelevant. 
     Romney is not going to take your dog and put it on top of his car if elected president, and Obama is not going to demand it on his dining room table with a side of gravy.
     If people can learn to pay attention to the issues that really matter, it will benefit the country in its entirety. 
     There are skyrocketing gas prices, terrorist threats and poverty levels rising, yet what’s being reported on is whether or not these candidates are animal abusers, which would be important if there were more sufficient evidence of it.
     The “doggy-war” has allowed both the Romney and Obama campaigns to fire cracks at each other for their mishaps, however, how prominent does this issue need to be?
     The arguments they should be posing towards one another should be ones that affect all of us.
     Though I can’t praise Romney for putting a dog on the roof of his car for 12 hours, and I can’t condone eating dog either, the last thing anyone should promote is keeping these kinds of scandals in the election.
     U.S. citizens need to be more concerned about bigger, more life-changing issues. Furthermore, and call me crazy, but whether or not a candidate has eaten a dog should not be the deciding factor in whether or not one elects him as president. Focus on the bigger issues at hand.



2012-05-23 12:19:50