Romney: I'm friends with Jets, Dolphins owners
In a Monday interview with sports radio host Paul Finebaum, which you can listen to here (the relevent section is near the end), Romney spent some time discussing the prospects for former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. After the former Massachusetts governor and New England Patriots fan said he doesn't want Manning "in our neck of the woods" -- since he doesn't want the Patriots to have to play against him too often -- Romney made specific reference to the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins, telling Finebaum, "both owners are friends of mine."
Last month, Romney said he doesn't follow NASCAR as closely as some, but he has "some great friends who are NASCAR team owners." Shortly before that comment, Romney referenced the fact that his wife drives "a couple of Cadillacs" in a speech. Further back in the campaign cycle, Romney was criticized for offering Rick Perry a $10,000 bet in a debate.
In the wake of the February comments, Slate writer David Weigel introduced the term "Romneying," which he defined as "[a]ccidentally bragging about your place high up in the economic stratosphere."
As of his August 12 financial disclosures for the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), Romney had an estimated net worth of between $190 and $250 million.
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