DNC apologizes to Ann Romney for horse videos

A dressage horse competes in the 1996 Olympics. A dressage horse competes in the 1996 Olympics. AP file photo

The latest Web videos from the Democratic National Committee, which make fun of the Romney’s award-winning horse, may have gone a bit far, spokesman Brad Woodhouse told ABC News on Wednesday.

The DNC, in showing how Mitt Romney “dances” around the issues, displayed the Romney’s dancing show horse, Rafalca, in two online videos—one talking about his tax returns and the other on the auto bailout. But on Wednesday, Woodhouse said that the DNC did not mean any offense to Ann Romney, who is an avid equestrian.

“Our use of the Romneys’ dressage horse was not meant to offend Mrs. Romney in any way, and we regret it if it did,” 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.”

Both campaigns have said that families are off limits, and apparently that includes horses.

Later on Thursday, Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters neither the campaign nor the White House were not behind the ads. She continued, "We are rooting for the Romney horse in London."

 

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