Ann Romney: I Don't Consider Myself Wealthy
'It can be here today and gone tomorrow,' she says
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2012 12:35 AM CST
Updated Mar 6, 2012 5:40 AM CST
Ann Romney wipes lipstick off Mitt's face after kissing him at a campaign rally in Zanesville, Ohio, yesterday.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

(Newser) – In what some Democrats are calling another Romney wealth gaffe, Ann Romney told a Fox interviewer that she doesn't consider herself wealthy. "We can be poor in spirit, and I don’t even consider myself wealthy, which is an interesting thing,” she said after being asked whether the Romneys are "oblivious, given your wealth, to the everyday concerns of average folks," ABC reports. “It can be here today and gone tomorrow," said Romney, whose husband is worth some $200 million.

A Romney campaign spokeswoman called the Democratic focus on Ann Romney's comment a "new low," noting that it was said in the context of a discussion of how Romney deals with her multiple sclerosis. "How I measure riches is by the friends I have, and the loved ones I have, and the people that I care about in life," Romney said in the interview. "And that's where my values are, and that's where my riches are."

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Mar 6, 2012 3:34 PM CST
Try living on $50,000 a year.
Mar 6, 2012 2:25 PM CST
If she had 4 cars instead of 2, would that be wealthy?
Mar 6, 2012 2:18 PM CST
I have no plans to vote for Romney. I am not a fan of him or his wife, but I call bullshit. This is taken WAY out of context by the Democrats. She's talking about her spiritual life and her struggle with MS. This had nothing to do with talking about monetary wealth. Is she wealthy for the classical definition of monetary wealth? Hell yes. But that's not what she was talking about during the interview. Read the damned thing.