FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012, file photo, Sake, a pug, center, is carried in a backpack by his owner Tate Hausman of Brooklyn during a protest aimed at Republican presidential candidate

 

              FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012, file photo, Sake, a pug, center, is carried in a backpack by his owner Tate Hausman of Brooklyn during a protest aimed at Republican presidential candidate
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2012, file photo, Sake, a pug, center, is carried in a backpack by his owner Tate Hausman of Brooklyn during a protest aimed at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in New York, outside Madison Square Garden, where the Westminster dog show is taking place. Campaign 2012 is rich with images that conjure the seriousness and silliness that unfold side-by-side in any presidential race. Remember all the talk about Romney putting Seamus the dog in a crate on top of the car for a family trip to Canada years ago? Romney's fans thought it was a fun way to humanize the button-down corporate candidate. A lot of dog lovers were not amused. And the revelation that the dog developed internal issues that required both the car and dog to be hosed off created a visual image that is best forgotten quickly. (AP Photo/Ginger Tidwell, File)