Democrats have taken serious issue with the fact that Mitt Romney strapped his dog to the roof of his car while driving on family vacations. This non-issue makes skeptics question Romney’s ability to empathize and therefore, run a country.
To retaliate, Republicans have pointed to the fact that Obama admits to having eaten dog meat in his autobiography, Dreams From My Father.
With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.
The still non-issue sparked the short-lived Twitter trend #ObamaDogRecipes and solidified its meme-status with this parody video: