Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney made another wealth gaffe on Monday when she told a Fox interviewer that she doesn’t consider herself wealthy despite a net worth of more than $250 million.
In her statement Ann revealed:
“We can be poor in spirit, and I don’t even consider myself wealthy, which is an interesting thing.”
Her comment came after she was asked if the Romney’s are “oblivious, given your wealth, to the everyday concerns of average folks.”
To which she told ABC:
“It can be here today and gone tomorrow,” said Romney, whose husband is worth some $200 million.
Of course anyone scraping by on $8 per hour job at a Walmart will likely disagree with Romney’s “poor in spirit” comment and her husbands company owns stakes in dozens of company’s that make it nearly impossible for her wealth to “be here today” and “gone tomorrow.”
Follow comments from Democrats regarding her statement a spokeswoman for the Romney campaign called the comments a “new low” and said Romney was talking in the context of how she deals with her multiple sclerosis in which she said:
“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” adding “and that’s where my values are, and that’s where my riches are.”
Do you think someone can be “poor in spirit” or is Ann Romney grasping at straws?