Ann Romney's dressage horse Rafalca is at the center of a new ad attacking her husband Mitt Romney on being an elitist and out of touch with the middle class.
The liberal group MoveOn.org released an ad from the horse’s point of view.
“My name's Rafalca, the Romney's dressage horse… How do I pull off such grace and athleticism while looking so good? Maybe it's because the Romneys spend $77,000 per year on my upkeep.”
MoveOn.org’s executive director said the group wasn’t trying to attack how the Romney’s care for their horse. They just want the public to be aware of its expense.
“We're rooting for Rafalca and all of our Olympians to bring home the gold, but we're sure not rooting for Mitt Romney to send jobs overseas,” Justin Ruben wrote in a statement.
The ad concludes with, “After Mitt Romney repeals health care and ships your jobs overseas, I daresay your life won't be nearly as pampered as mine. After all, you're not one of his horses.”
While the Romneys do have an expensive horse, it’s also fair to point out that MoveOn.org is spending a pretty penny on their ad.
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Looking a dressage horse in the mouth
The liberal group MoveOn.org will run a thirty-second television spot in battleground states mocking Rafalca, the dressage horse competing at the London Olympics that is co-owned by Ann Romney.
The group said the total buy amounted to five figures, which will be used to air the ad in Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
The ad is told from the perspective of the horse.
"My name's Rafalca, the Romney's dressage horse," the ad begins. MoveOn.org uses a poorly-executed English accent as the voice of the Romney's horse.