Picture of the Day: Ann Romney's Ridiculous Equestrian Birthday Cake

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Will the decadent baked good harm Donald Trump's reputation for understated elegance?

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Although Ann Romney said that Hilary Rosen's criticism of her decision to stay at home and raise children was "an early birthday gift," that didn't mean she had to forfeit a real birthday party. In fact, Melania Trump -- wife of Donald, a high-profile backer of Ann's husband, Mitt -- is throwing a party Tuesday evening in New York's subtly named Trump Tower. It's also a fundraiser, and the 400 guests are expected to bring in more than $600,000 for the Romney campaign.

CBS's Sarah Boxer is on the scene, and she tweeted this remarkable picture of the cake for the party, depicting Ann Romney -- a devoted equestrian -- atop a horse. It's an impressive cake, but we worry: Will this harm the Donald's reputation for understated elegance?

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David A. Graham

David Graham is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics Channel. He previously reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.

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