No Medal for Romney Horse

Rafalca doesn't qualify for next round
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2012 12:22 PM CDT
Ann Romney applauds after Jan Ebeling rides with Rafalca Tuesday.   (AP Photo/ Dmitry Lovetsky)
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(Newser) – The Romneys won't be Olympic champs: Ann Romney's horse Rafalca failed to advance today to the medal round in equestrian dressage. Still, "it was wonderful," says the candidate's wife. "She was elegant and consistent again." This might have a tangible effect in the non-Olympic world, and not just because Stephen Colbert will lose a good comedy bit. CBS notes that Mitt Romney probably isn't going to name his VP pick without his wife by his side, and she's now free to return to the US. Click to see who President Obama thinks it is.

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