[LAWRENCE] O’DONNELL: Now, this is not in any way to make light of Ann Romney’s difficulty with MS, it’s obviously a very difficult thing to bear. And there are a lot of things you can do to try to deal with MS. But, come on, dressage does not appear in any of the more traditional courses of treatment. And if it’s true that dressage is how wildly rich people deal with this very difficult personal health problem, then why, why does the horse appear on Mitt Romney’s tax return as a business expense, that in 2010 produced a $77,000 business deduction. Not a healthcare deduction, a business deduction for the Romney Limited Liability Corporation that owns the horse as a business.
Per Cavuto, turns out that horse-riding can in fact be therapeutic for people with MS. But never mind that. Why would O’Donnell even think to challenge Romney’s wife on that? Even if she was the only MS sufferer in the world who finds strength in dressage, what reason is there to doubt her? Does he think she’d lie about her illness as some sort of cover story to justify a hobby that’s a little too snooty even for the expensive tastes of a millionaire like Scary Larry?
Not the first time he’s gone after Ann Romney to try to score a cheap class-warfare point either. Imagine what this network’s going to sound like come late October.