Mitt Gushes About Wife's 'Warmblood' Horses

Did he put hoof in mouth with another wealth gaffe?

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 11, 2012 12:29 AM CDT | Updated Apr 11, 2012 2:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – A new/old potential wealth gaffe from the mouth of Mitt Romney. The GOP candidate apparently gushed about his wife's much-deserved time off the campaign trail spent riding her "Austrian warmblood" horses (though he prefers his own "Missouri foxtrotter"); each costs as much as a pricey sports car. He made the latest revelation before a February interview on Fox—which aired shortly after his campaign slammed President Obama for wasting too much time golfing. He and Sean Hannity even guffaw about the footage of their pre-interview primping getting leaked. "You don't want to have a John Edwards moment," Hannity quips.

The video nugget is likely the first of many to come from a Fox News "mole," now working for Gawker. The mole plans to keep his/her day job while tattling on his/her employer—and, apparently, news subjects. The mole hopes to leave Fox "sooner rather than later," he/she notes. "But I can't just leave quietly, can I? Where's the fun in that?" Click to see the video of Romney prepping for the Hannity interview.

He loves those warmbloods.
He loves those warmbloods.   (Getty Images)
Mitt Romney holds a town hall-style campaign event at in Wilmington, Delaware, yesterday.
Mitt Romney holds a town hall-style campaign event at in Wilmington, Delaware, yesterday.   (Getty Images)
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