Romney defends the ’83 ride of Seamus, the family dog

A Boston Globe account of a 1983 Romney family vacation has drawn a lot of attention over the past few days. 

"Sometimes when the stories come out in the media they don’t quite get it accurate," Romney said during a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa, when I asked him about the episode.  "The kennel that my family pet used to ride in is enclosed.  It’s not an open air kennel.  It’s enclosed and there are air vents, of course, at the back and my family pet used to climb up there and lie down on his own and we love our family pets, have always loved our family pets and have nothing but honor and pride in taking care of great dogs.  We’ve had quite a few."

The Romney campaign passed along this link to an account about Seamus, written by one of Romney’s sons.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.