Ann Romney has said she doesn’t consider herself to be rich in a new interview with Fox News. The wife of GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney spoke to the news channel on Monday, and insisted:
“We can be poor in spirit, and I don’t even consider myself wealthy, which is an interesting thing. It can be here today and gone tomorrow.”
Her husband Mitt Romney, lest we forget, is worth a reported $250 million, and has been accused of being out of touch with average Americans.
Earlier in his campaign for the GOP nomination, Romney talked about his wife driving “a couple of Cadillacs,” described speaking fees of $373,000 (earned in just two years) as “not very much,” and once bet a Republican rival $10,000 over a trivial point in a debate. Oh, and he’s also said he was “not concerned about the very poor.” See, he’s just like the common man or woman. But back to Ann, who expanded on her point to Fox thus:
“How I measure riches is by the friends I have and the loved ones I have and the people that I care about in my life, and that’s where my values are and that’s where my riches are.”
It is, at best, a mangled response from a woman who has largely stayed out of the limelight in the GOP race. For the Romney campaign’s part, a spokeswoman said the full interview demonstrated what Mrs. Romney meant by her remarks.