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Mutt Romney? John McCanine? If Candidates Were Dogs

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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DELEGATES' BEST FRIEND McCain, pug Have you been wondering what kind of dog the various presidential candidates are most like? Tribune Co. knows you have. And while it may have laid off a buttload of veteran cops and court reporters at its now mostly pretend newspapers, it does have a dogs writer at the Baltimore Sun to satisfy your canine-candidate curiosities. (Let the Eukanuba ads roll in!) The results are as follows:

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John McCain = Pug

"They will do whatever it takes to get what they want, often using playful or clever tactics."

Barack Obama = Great Dane

Has "an appearance of being very noble and dignified" and "can be trained for protection work"

Mike Huckabee = Beagle

"Its favorite habits—overeating and making a mess"

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