Comments on: Ann Romney’s Horse Rafalca Heads to the London Olympics http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/ann-romneys-horse-rafalca-heads-to-the-london-olympics/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:40:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Betty http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/ann-romneys-horse-rafalca-heads-to-the-london-olympics/#comment-28022601 Betty Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:45:38 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=717931#comment-28022601 I love watching these horses not matter who owns it...And say what you want about the cost etc...If you have the money and enjoy the competition why not do it. I wish I could...It's silly to dislike someone for having money..At least it's not a horse"made in China".. I love watching these horses not matter who owns it…And say what you want about the cost etc…If you have the money and enjoy the competition why not do it. I wish I could…It’s silly to dislike someone for having money..At least it’s not a horse”made in China”..

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By: Carly http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/ann-romneys-horse-rafalca-heads-to-the-london-olympics/#comment-27966191 Carly Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:36:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=717931#comment-27966191 I agree with William Miller and Kool Papa. I am just a poor college student and what do I do? I ride dressage... does that make me a "snotty rich person?" And so what if Romeny has money. He built a company and was a smart businessman. I am sorry but I dont want someone who is simply middle class and ok with handling money in a country where money needs to be financed correctly. When I do have enough money, I indulge myself sometimes, is it a crime for someone of Romney's stature to indulge in a nice horse? Not only that, but that kind of a horse is an investment, not a hobby. A winning dressage horse brings in tens of thousands of dollars each win, and even if it doesnt win, second or third pays well enough. So jeezlaweez people, give the horse community a break! We all arent rich, and those who are, act like any normal person, sometimes, I have a hard time discerning the rich from the not so rich at the dressage shows! I agree with William Miller and Kool Papa. I am just a poor college student and what do I do? I ride dressage… does that make me a “snotty rich person?” And so what if Romeny has money. He built a company and was a smart businessman. I am sorry but I dont want someone who is simply middle class and ok with handling money in a country where money needs to be financed correctly. When I do have enough money, I indulge myself sometimes, is it a crime for someone of Romney’s stature to indulge in a nice horse? Not only that, but that kind of a horse is an investment, not a hobby. A winning dressage horse brings in tens of thousands of dollars each win, and even if it doesnt win, second or third pays well enough. So jeezlaweez people, give the horse community a break! We all arent rich, and those who are, act like any normal person, sometimes, I have a hard time discerning the rich from the not so rich at the dressage shows!

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By: Anne http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/ann-romneys-horse-rafalca-heads-to-the-london-olympics/#comment-27391251 Anne Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:18:40 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=717931#comment-27391251 Really so tired of the press' repeated emphasis on dressage as being an 'exclusive, expensive' sport! If you want to see expensive, go watch Georgina Bloomberg, Jessica Springsteen, and Hillary Dobbs for the winter hunter/jumpert season in Wellington FL every year. Every sport is expensive at the highest levels. Big deal. Stop throwing an entire community of horse lovers under the bus just because you don't like the fact that Mitt Romney is wealthy and a viable challenger to Obama for the presidency. Really so tired of the press’ repeated emphasis on dressage as being an ‘exclusive, expensive’ sport! If you want to see expensive, go watch Georgina Bloomberg, Jessica Springsteen, and Hillary Dobbs for the winter hunter/jumpert season in Wellington FL every year.

Every sport is expensive at the highest levels. Big deal. Stop throwing an entire community of horse lovers under the bus just because you don’t like the fact that Mitt Romney is wealthy and a viable challenger to Obama for the presidency.

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By: William Miller, PhD http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/ann-romneys-horse-rafalca-heads-to-the-london-olympics/#comment-27363521 William Miller, PhD Wed, 20 Jun 2012 16:55:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=717931#comment-27363521 To read more about how talent, the super rich and the middle class, business, and politics operate in the largely secret world of equestrian sports, read the book, American Royalty. To read more about how talent, the super rich and the middle class, business, and politics operate in the largely secret world of equestrian sports, read the book, American Royalty.

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By: unksblaze http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/ann-romneys-horse-rafalca-heads-to-the-london-olympics/#comment-27301981 unksblaze Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:41:54 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=717931#comment-27301981 Dressage is not necessarily for the rich. Us more common folks ride our inexpensive horses in this discipline also. You sure can tell this artilce was written by a Democrat. I would love to be able to afford a quality Dressage horse. Maybe the government would buy me one. Dressage is not necessarily for the rich. Us more common folks ride our inexpensive horses in this discipline also. You sure can tell this artilce was written by a Democrat. I would love to be able to afford a quality Dressage horse. Maybe the government would buy me one.

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By: Kool Papa http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/ann-romneys-horse-rafalca-heads-to-the-london-olympics/#comment-27252531 Kool Papa Sat, 16 Jun 2012 22:06:35 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=717931#comment-27252531 Just another one of the simple folk. So much in common with the rest of us. Don't let Mitt handle the travel arrangements. The poor horse will be in a cage atop a 747. Just another one of the simple folk. So much in common with the rest of us. Don’t let Mitt handle the travel arrangements. The poor horse will be in a cage atop a 747.

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