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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:27 PM

ABC news.. Romney Puts Horse-Sized Distance Between Himself and Dressage

Some of the comments are HILARIOUS


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Posted by: di | July 26, 2012, 3:55 pm 3:55 pm

As a resident of Massachusetts, I’ve seen Romney’s lack of principles up close and personal. He looks nice and acts sincere, but he’s neither. I’m sure he didn’t think twice before he threw his wife and her horse under the proverbial bus, denying even having an interest in her success. If he thought it would get him elected, I have no doubt he’d turn the horse over to be rendered as glue, and probably his wife, too!

Posted by: DavidE | July 26, 2012, 4:14 pm 4:14 pm

When did Mrs. Romeny’s therapy horse become a world class sport horse? How many times a year does she receive a”theraputic” riding from this horse who is professional trained, riden and shown for the Romney’s? Oh yes is this considered a tax deductible medical expense? Theraputic riding horse plus care and training? Wonder if BCBS covers this?

Posted by: JD | July 26, 2012, 4:17 pm 4:17 pm

Romney is so weird. He doesn’t know when the dressage event takes place, but he knows he won’t be watching it. Why in God’s name not? I bet he’d be there if weren’t running for president. He’s just saying, “I don’t care to share this moment with my wife because some voter somewhere might think it’s effete.” He’s a pathological panderer.


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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-puts-horse-sized-distance-between-himself-and-dressage/


Much is made during the Olympics of the robust support systems needed to send an Olympian into competition. The parents, families and employers who rally around their athlete to get them to the games. The village it takes to make Olympic dreams come true.
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In an interview with NBC News Wednesday night, Romney spoke of the experience of being in the Olympics with the disengaged tone and shrug of a husband who doesn’t quite get his wife’s hobby. “It’s a big, exciting experience for my wife. I have to tell you, this is Ann’s sport,” he said. “I’m not even sure which day the sport goes on. She will get the chance to see it, I will not be watching the event. I hope her horse does well. But just the honor of being here and representing our country and seeing the other Olympians is … something which I’m sure the people that are associated with this are looking forward to.”

But it was just recently that Mitt Romney was one of “the people that are associated” with team Rafalca. During the Dressage World Cup in April, Rafalca performed to music personally chosen by the Republican presidential candidate.

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:30 PM

1. "Uninvolved" Mitt selected the music for the horse's performance

The ride to music from the movies Rainman and The Mission–”Mitt picked the music… that was his contribution, and we love it”–was “awesome, the best she has ever been,” he said.

http://www.dressage-news.com/?p=15197

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:33 PM

2. One of the more awkward attempts at a headline play-on-words I've seen.

Does ABC have a machine doing this?

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Response to Orsino (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:35 PM

3. How about... "Mitt Flip Flops on Hobby Horse

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Mon Aug 6, 2012, 02:04 PM

5. +1 n/t

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:43 PM

4. Dressage is the sport of wealthy über elitists. Mitt must be trying to distance himself from that.

After all - if he wants to be the candidate 'mericans can have a beer with - he can't be associated with them wealthy elitists!!

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