According to ABC News, Rafalca and his dumb horse ballet could potentially delay Mitt Romney's running-mate announcement. Rafalca is competing on August 2 and 3 and, if he does well, could compete again on August 8 and 9, thus potentially keeping Ann Romney overseas until then.
The candidate is unlikely to announce his running mate — unarguably one of the most important moments of his campaign — without his wife, whom he often refers to as his “sweetheart,” by his side.
Sure, that's probably true. Candidates do typically have their their wives with them when they introduce their running mates. Both couples hug each other and pose for photos so America can see how much they all like one another, and it's a nice, happy scene. Nevertheless, we highly doubt that anyone would care if Ann Romney isn't standing there the moment Mitt Romney announced his pick, unless he's picking Ann Romney.