UPDATE: A few of our favorite #ObamaDogRecipe tweets after the jump

Question: Why did Mitt Romney put his dog on top of the car? Answer: So Barack Obama wouldn't eat it (h/t Jim Treacher).

After months of Obama's campaign mentioning the incident of Mitt Romney putting his dog in a carrier on top of his car's roof, The Daily Caller's Jim Treacher went back and looked at Obama's record of dog treatment.

As Treacher says, "if we're going to talk about how Presidential candidates treated dogs decades ago, let's talk about how Presidential candidates treated dogs decades ago."

It turns out in Obama's autobiography Dreams of My Father Obama talks about eating dog in Indonesia with his stepfather: 

With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy).

We're guessing the Obama campaign wish they hadn't made dogs an issue. 

Obama's campaign guru David Axelrod recently tweeted the above photo of Obama and his dog Bo in a limo, noting "How loving owners transport their dogs."

Tonight the Romney campaign responded, with spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom retweeting Axelrod's message, adding "In hindsight, a chilling photo."

Once the news broke of Obama's craving for canine, Twitter lit up with people suggesting their own #ObamaDogRecipes — suggestions like Mutt Wellington and Chicken Poodle Soup. We'll update with some of our favorites.

Democrats started this fight but politics is a dog eat dog world. And conservatives bite back.