I probably have more of a purist view when it comes to sports than most people. I think there should be a clear winner or loser. Events that need a panel of judges to determine who the winner is brings too much subjectivity to it for me. I did not pay too much attention the first time I saw news about some horse the Romney family has but the latest news got my attention. Turns out that their horse is competing in the Olympics and this may delay when Mitt announces who is Vice President will be. The worst part of this is that it is an event called “dressage”, which his horse dancing. Maybe I thought they had a race horse but horse dancing, come on! From the Huffington Post:
When Mitt Romney returns from his week-long trip to Europe this week, the media’s obsessive coverage over who the Republican will pick as his running mate will kick into overdrive.
One clue to consider as the press seeks to figure out not just who he’ll choose, but when he’ll announce it, is Ann Romney’s schedule.
Ann Romney is reported to be attending Olympic events in London on Thursday and Friday of this week. She’s there to watch equestrian events, known as dressage, in which a horse that she partially owns is competing.
There has been some speculation that Romney could name his veep as early as Friday of this week, to drive the news cycle for as long as possible in the run up to the GOP convention starting Aug. 27, and to help with fundraising.
But it seems unlikely that Romney would announce his running mate without Ann present. Campaigns, on announcement day, like to have pictures of their candidate and his or her spouse with the running mate and his or her spouse.
Ann’s horse, Rafalca, is competing on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3. If the horse advances in the competition, it could ride again next week on Tuesday, and then again Thursday.
Then again, even if Ann Romney were going to be in the U.S. at the end of this week, the fact that Friday’s July jobs report is expected to bring more dismal economic news is another reason for the Romney campaign not to announce their pick.
Regardless of how “Rafalca” does, get Ann on a plane to meet you back in America and announce who the Vice President is. I do not know what bugs me more, that the VP decision could be delayed over this or that horse dancing is an Olympic sport.