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DNC Trots Back From Attack Ad Featuring Ann Romney's Horse


Politics and governing are about protecting the liberty of every American, and implementing policy that makes it easier for businesses to create jobs--not horseplay.

While discussion appears to still be on for Bermuda companies, Swiss bank accounts and the best means for situating your pet dog on a long car ride, Democrats said Thursday that they would scale back attacks associated with Ann Romney's equestrian interests.

The DNC has announced that they will no longer air attack ads featuring video of Ann Romney's dancing show horse, which she trains as part of her therapy for multiple sclerosis, that was used mockingly in a recent ad released by Democrats calling for Mitt Romney to release more tax returns. ABC News reports:


Now the DNC is saying it will put out no more horse videos, and is expressing regret for offending Ann Romney.

“Our use of the Romneys’ dressage horse was not meant to offend Mrs. Romney in any way, and we regret it if it did,” DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse told ABC News. “We were simply making a point about Governor Romney’s failure to give straight answers on a variety of issues in this race. We have no plans to invoke the horse any further to avoid misinterpretation.”

During an interview on "Good Morning America" Thursday morning, Mrs. Romney said the attack ad "makes me laugh."

"It's like, really? You know there's so many people out of work right now," Romney said of the ad, which was intended to suggest Mitt Romney "dances around" releasing his old tax returns.

During another ABC News interview, Romney surrogate and former primary opponent Tim Pawlenty called the ad, which he had not seen yet, "really, really low," considering the horse hobby is done as therapy for Mrs.Romney's medical condition.

"Well, I haven’t seen the ad, but shame on them, really,” Pawlenty said.

Watch the shunned ad below:

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