‘Dancing with the Stars’: Ann Romney says no to appearing

Dancing with the Stars“Dancing with the Stars” loves to stir up controversy, and for them one of the best ways to do that (see Tom DeLay or Bristol Palin) is to find someone famous within the world of conservative politics and then put them on TV. The show has an audience that consists of both political parties, so it gives the viewers someone to either root for, or someone to root against almost straight out of the gate. Then again, there is also a possibility that someone could come out on the ballroom floor and win viewers over with their personality.

According to TMZ, the person in particular that the show was targeting this year happened to be none other than Ann Romney, and producers had reached out to her in the weeks following her husband Mitt’s failed run at the White House. She is reportedly a big fan of the show, and even attended the taping for the season finale late last year; however, this was not enough to ultimately get her to be a part of the show. Here is what a rep told the website about her decision:

“Ann Romney was approached, but she declined. She will not be appearing on ‘Dancing with the Stars.'”

Would this have been a good opportunity for Romney? Sure, at least when it comes to her getting a chance to learn some dance moves. However, the downside of this is that being on this show makes it harder to be known for anything other than reality television. If Mitt wants to remain a player in politics moving forward, Ann’s appearance here could be damaging to those chances (even though it would be nice to see the Romney family as a whole show off more of a personality).

Despite some concern over the show’s sagging ratings, it was recently confirmed that “Dancing with the Stars” will continue to air two seasons a year, with the latest one coming on ABC beginning in mid-March.

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