Ann Romney Doesn't Consider Herself Wealthy. What Makes You Feel Rich?

Ann Romney wipes lipstick off her husband's face after kissing him at a campaign rally in Zanesville, Ohio, Monday, March 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Ann Romney wipes lipstick off her husband's face after kissing him at a campaign rally in Zanesville, Ohio, Monday, …Ann Romney wasn't doing husband Mitt Romney any favors when she told Fox News: "I don't even consider myself wealthy."

"It can be here today and gone tomorrow," she said, in a soundbite that's sure to play into the perception that the millionaire Republican presidential hopeful is out of touch with the average American.

But if you listen to the entire clip, she goes on to make some good points about what really matters in life. "How I measure riches is by the friends I have and the loved ones I have and the people I care about in my life," she explains. "That is where my values are and those are my riches."

Having struggled with both multiple sclerosis and breast cancer has changed her point of view and made her more compassionate, she says. "It has softened my heart and made me realize there are many people suffering in this country, and they are suffering from things that aren't financial -- and some people are suffering from things that are financial, as well -- but those that are suffering, for me, I just have a larger capacity for love and for understanding."

But, as most people are quick to point out, it's much easier not to worry about money when you have plenty of it in the bank. Mitt Romney is worth about $250 million and earned about $42 million in the last two years alone. His off-the-script remarks about money -- how he doesn't follow NASCAR but has "some great friends who are NASCAR team owners," how he owns at least four cars and his wife drives "a couple of Cadillacs," how he's "not concerned about the very poor" -- have struck a sore spot among the millions of people who are still struggling to pay the bills.

So we're wondering… what makes you feel rich? Do you have to have lots of money in order to consider yourself well off these days, or is being able to make ends meet enough?

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