“Should we have a President that isn’t even qualified to adopt a pet?” asked Dogs Against Romney founder Scott Crider in a statement. “Dogs aren’t luggage, Mr. Romney. If this is how he treats a furry member of his own family, just think how this lap dog of Wall Street will treat middle-class families as President.”
The rally will mark the official release of a game where players can help Seamus escape his crate. The game “Crate escape” will be available on iPhone and iPad on Aug. 26, which also happens to be “National Dog Day.”
The group said in a press release it plans to have “adorable dogs on location” at the press conference at Lykes Gaslight Park at the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and Tampa Street.
Last week, the group released the Seamus-themed song "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro" by quirky new wave band Devo. (Available here.)
Devo’s Jerry Casale told Rolling Stone he recorded the song because he’s an animal lover.
"This isn't a red-state thing or Devo stumping for Obama," he said. "But I think any animal lover that hears the story will learn so much about the character flaw of Romney. It's just a deal-breaker about the man. My God, the world is a scary place with seven billion people. What you want in a leader is a guy with some humanity at his core. I just don't feel that Mitt does."
Actress Olivia Wilde used a similar appeal while showing off her "Dogs Against Romney" pin in June.