Can Romney connect to the common man? Even with his own beach house and lobbyist?
Has anyone besides me noticed that not only is Mitt Romney the
GOP's rich-man candidate for president, but his last name actually
spells "money." Just drop the "R," move the "m" in front of the "o" –
and there it is! In fact, put the "R" in parentheses, add it back, and
you've got "(Republican) Money."
But with Mitt, we really don't have to spell it out, because he
keeps showing and even stumbling over his richness. With his money
connections, his SuperPAC quickly became the superest of them all. Not
only has he spent more than every one of his rivals combined, but some
of the cash has gone into ads portraying him as just a regular guy.
But, like ugly on a hog, he just can't hide the depth of his
personal wealth. Most recently came news that he's doing a little
"renovation" on his California home – a relatively modest place on the
beach in La Jolla. It's one of three homes he owns, but he's decided
that its 3,000 square feet of space is a bit cramped for him. So, he's
having it bulldozed and replaced with a more Romneyesque $12 million,
8,600-square-foot McMansion-By-The-Sea, complete with a basement larger
than the existing house.
Aside from it's size and cost, his re-do has a couple of
features that "regular guys" couldn't even dream of having. First is a
split level, four-car garage with a special elevator to lift vehicles up
and down, in and out. No word yet on whether the cars will have their
own white-gloved elevator operator. Second, the new digs come with an
unusual built-in feature: a lobbyist. Romney has paid some $21,000 so
far to hire one of San Diego's premier real estate lobbyists to wheel
and deal at City Hall to get the permits and any exemptions needed to
build Mr. Money's sea castle.
It's hard to connect with average Joes when you've got a house with an attached lobbyist.
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