The furry addition to the first family fulfilled President Obama’s campaign promise to his daughters. The Portuguese water dog has been learning his way around the grounds at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. since his arrival in April 2009.
March 15, 2012 President Obama pets Bo, the family’s Portuguese water dog, outside the Oval Office. So let's get all the puns out of the way, shall we? It's the issue with legs — four of them. Has the presidential race just gone to the dogs? Or are we simply in those dog days between the primary season and the start of the general election? Whatever it is, the political Mommy Wars seem to have given way, at least temporarily, to the Doggy Wars, with an effort by supporters of both Mitt Romney and Obama to gain points with the Doggy Vote. That's dog owners, not the dogs themselves — at least for now. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Buy Photo