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DNC ‘Regrets’ Offending Ann Romney With Ad Featuring Dressage Horse

Following an ad that used footage of Ann Romney‘s dancing show horse, the Democratic National Committee is backtracking a bit. Despite the ad’s mocking nature, the DNC said it was not meant to be offensive — and “regrets” it, if it was.

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In said ad, the horse is used to mock Mitt Romney for “dancing around” the issue of releasing tax returns (obviously meant to attack him for refusing to release them). In an interview with Good Morning America, Ann Romney said the ad made her laugh, using it as a segue to say America will “fire the coach.” The coach being, of course, President Barack Obama. Romney has used dressage as therapy during her struggle with MS.

“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.”

Offensive or silly? Take a look at the ad in question below:

(H/T ABC News)

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