Politics How to Pick a Presidential Candidate
posted by June 26 at 13:57 PMon
Want a candidate who speaks your language? Who values the same things you do? A candidate who cares about something? A person’s pets can reveal something essential about who that person is.
Calvin Woodward from Associated Press asked the presidential contenders: What pets live in your home?
Delaware Sen. Joe Biden: A cat.
New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: “Seamus, our Lab.”
Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd: None because of family’s allergies. Would like a dog.
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards: Golden retriever and chocolate Lab.
Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Pound-rescues Harry the beagle-basset, Lucie the beagle, and George the cocker spaniel.
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama: None.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: Cats Jake and Squeaky.
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback: Two dogs, two cats, and a fish.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: None.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: Jet the 9-year-old black Lab, Sonic the 1 1/2-year-old Shih Tzu.
California Rep. Duncan Hunter: Two black Labs, Boo and Hunter.
Arizona Sen. John McCain: Sam the English springer spaniel, Coco the mutt, turtles Cuff and Link, Oreo the black-and-white cat, a ferret, three parakeets, and 13 saltwater fish.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: Family recently lost Marley, a Weimaraner.
Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo: No longer has a pet.
Dennis Kucinich comes out looking pretty good. So does John McCain. But, oh no, Barack, you’ve lost my vote.