They say politics is a dog-eat-dog world, so Po might have a leg up.
Marc Sorel and his pooch Po, of Nyack, N.Y., took up a position with signs saying “free (dog) licks” and “Vote Po” across the street from the Southern New Hampshire University arena where President Trump was planning a rally. Sorel vowed that Po is “happily bipartisan,” but has a similar anti-establishment streak to the guy in the White House.
“He’s not really a fan of too many politicians,” said Sorel, a Seekonk native. “They’re all for their own personal agendas.”
Po, full name Apollo, is a one-year-old golden retriever who immediately followed through on the campaign promise on his signs of free licks.
“It takes a dog to get through to people,” Sorel said. “It gets people to open up to you, so you can have a real conversation about politics.”
Another political animal to show up was Lucifer, a chubby pony brought along by perennial satirical presidential candidate Vermin Supreme, the bearded Manchester campaign fixture known for wearing a boot on his head.
“Ponies have been a long-promised part of my platform — free ponies for all Americans,” Supreme said as Lucifer nuzzled at his hand. Supreme added said he has scientists working to repair the “tear in the time-space continuum” that led to Trump getting elected, and “We shall return to a Vermin Supreme presidency any moment now.”