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Can Romney connect to the common man? Even with his own beach house and lobbyist?

Tully 2012/04/16 12:31:29
Yes, he's being hit just as hard.
No, he'll never know the feeling of not know where the next rent payment will come from.
Undecided
None of the above
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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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  • keith hernandez 2012/04/28 23:44:13
    None of the above
    keith hernandez
  • UrbanHillbilly 2012/04/16 15:03:03
    No, he'll never know the feeling of not know where the next rent payment will...
    UrbanHillbilly
    +1
    The problem is that too many middle class people don't know how close they are to real poverty. It only takes one serious injury to go from a good job and a house in the suberbs to food stamps and the slums.
  • john Kills 2012/04/16 13:23:33
    No, he'll never know the feeling of not know where the next rent payment will...
    john Kills
    +1
    Romney is an elitist who has no connection with the common man. I will not be voting unless Ron Paul is on the ballet.
  • Risk 2012/04/16 12:56:03
    None of the above
    Risk
    JFK did !
  • Primitive Christian 2012/04/16 12:52:11
    Undecided
    Primitive Christian
    +1
    You don't have to be poor to understand the issues and problems of the poor. I don't know enough about Romney to know if he knows much about the poor but I reject the notion that you must experience something to understand it.
  • Tully Primiti... 2012/04/16 13:01:45
    Tully
    You do have a point, but if I want to know what a hamburger tastes like, I'm not going to read a report on hamburger tastes, I'm going to eat one.
  • lm1b2 2012/04/16 12:51:36
    Yes, he's being hit just as hard.
    lm1b2
    +1
    After all who can feel more like a common man more the a man worth a quarter of a billion dollars,right?He can always hire a "common Man"to advise him on how it "Feels" to be common Man !
  • Now Lost 2012/04/16 12:34:11
    No, he'll never know the feeling of not know where the next rent payment will...
    Now Lost
    +1
    he doesn't have a clue....never has, never will....

    yesterday, i was having breakfast with some friends.. one of them was saying how he had it so hard in college becuse his parents would only rent him a one bedroom apartment... i bet he votes for romney
  • Tully Now Lost 2012/04/16 12:36:13
    Tully
    +2
    Good god!!! What a travesty!!! Was it in "da 'hood"?
  • Now Lost Tully 2012/04/16 12:38:23
    Now Lost
    oh yeah..if you consider tufts in da hood
  • Tully 2012/04/16 12:33:12
    No, he'll never know the feeling of not know where the next rent payment will...
    Tully
    Romney has no idea how the plebs live.

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