For Seamus? President Barack Obama unleashed a sharp attack on Mitt Romney over his opposition to a wind-power tax credit popular in Iowa—and linked to it a long-ago incident in which the Republican candidate put his family dog, Seamus, in a carrier strapped to the roof of his car.
"We're at a moment right now when homegrown energy, like wind energy, is creating new jobs all across Iowa and all across the country," Obama told an estimated 852 people in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
The president underlined that Romney does not want to renew the tax credit when it expires at the end of the year, and painted the Republican candidate as an enemy of alternative energy.
"He's said that new sources of energy like wind are 'imaginary.' His running mate calls them a 'fad.' During a speech a few months ago, Gov. Romney even explained his energy policy this way: 'You can't drive a car with a windmill on it,'" he said.
"I don't know if he's actually tried that—I know he's had other things on his car. But ifRead More »from Obama jabs at Romney over dog-on-car-roof incident