(WASHINGTON) — For the second time in the 2012 campaign, Democrats are attacking presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney with mocking references to one of his family pets.
A new web video by the Democratic National Committee slams Romney for “dancing around the issues” while featuring footage of his Olympics-bound “dancing horse” Rafalca.
The horse is co-owned by Ann Romney and trainer Jan Ebeling. It will compete at the London Games later this month as part of the U.S. Dressage Team.
The video is the “first in a series of digital products highlighting Rafalca,” the DNC said.
Mrs. Romney has been actively involved in the world of dressage, sometimes known as “horse ballet,” and credits horseback riding for almost eliminating her symptoms from multiple sclerosis, which she was diagnosed with in 1998.
Earlier this year, Democrats jabbed Romney for what they portrayed as mistreatment of his family dog, Seamus, which was infamously put in a kennel strapped to the roof of a car on a road trip from Boston to Canada decades ago.
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