• Ann Romney Doesn't Consider Herself Wealthy

    Mitt Romney and Ann RomneyUh oh. It looks like Mitt Romney's wife Ann just "Romneyed." No, not that kind of "Romneying," the one named after Seamus the dog's terror-induced diarrhea. I'm talking about this kind, defined by blogger Dave Weigel as "accidentally bragging about your place high up in the economic stratosphere."

    Here at Indecision, we previously speculated that a propensity for humiliating gaffes might be an inherited condition among Romney men. Now that Ann's come down with this politically debilitating condition, we fear it might be contagious

    In an interview Monday on Fox News, the wife of the Republican presidential front-runner, Ann Romney, was asked about criticism that her husband can seem out of touch with average Americans. His worth has been estimated as high as $250 million…

    "We can be poor in spirit, and I don't even consider myself wealthy, which is an interesting thing," Mrs. Romney said.

    Yes, very interesting, considering Mitt and Ann are worth hundreds of millions of dollars and raked in over $20 million last year for doing absolutely nothing. So why does Ann feel like a poor little rich girl? She has a unique definition of wealth

    "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."

    Oh, I get it now. She just has terrible friends and family members.

    I suppose it's hard to feel emotionally fulfilled when you're married to a man who performs cost-benefit analyses before every hug and thinks kissing is just a thing to do to babies to get votes.

    Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

    Tags: Ann Romney, Bain Capital, Economy, Mitt Romney


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