If you were president, what would you do to solve the overpopulation crisis of pets in America? How do you think Mitt Romney would answer this question? (Remember the story of how Romney put the family dog on top of the car during road trips?)
At an event at Nashua Country Club earlier this week, Mitt Romney was asked this question by the director of the Humane Society for Greater Nashua.
Karen D. Bill asked, “Iâ€™d like to ask you a question that has not been asked throughout this whole campaign of any candidate so far. There is an extreme overpopulation crisis of pets in this country. Millions upon millions and thereâ€™s very few solutions â€¦ Iâ€™d like to get your thoughts on over maybe some creative solutions â€¦ outside of giving each (illegal aliens) a cat and a dog as they go back home.â€
Romney stated, “One of the reason those questions have not been asked is because it has not been thoroughly researched in the way that you have. And Iâ€™m gonna use this to describe how I solve tough problems. I donâ€™t know how many excess of pets there are in this country. I have to be honest with that. I was pretty well briefed for the debates the other night. The cat and dog population and guinea pigs and the ones most concerned of course, gerbils â€¦ I intend to become better informed Iâ€™m sure with your help.”
Romney added that he would try to solve the pet overpopulation problem in the same manner he handled problems in the business sector. He would establish a committee, bring in experts and “take it seriously as an important issue.”
He further said, “When you find a problem you start with dataâ€¦”