Skip to comments.Mitt Romney's 4-car fantasy home (complete with "car lift")
Posted on 03/27/2012 8:07:46 PM PDT by BobL
SAN DIEGO At Mitt Romneys proposed California beach house, the cars will have their own separate elevator.
Theres also a planned outdoor shower and a 3,600-square foot basement a room with more floor space than the existing homes entire living quarters.
Those are just some of the amenities planned for the massive renovation of the Romneys home in the tony La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, according to plans on file with the city.
A project this ambitious comes with another feature you dont always find with the typical fixer-upper: its own lobbyist, hired by Romney to push the plan through the approval process.
Work on the project has not yet begun.
But it may not help Romney whose wealth has caused him trouble connecting with average folks to be seen building a split-level, four-vehicle garage that comes with a car lift to transport automobiles between floors, according to 2008 schematic plans for the renovation obtained by POLITICO that are on file with the city of San Diego.
The documents were provided to POLITICO by a rival campaign, but authenticated independently by POLITICO with San Diego officials.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74518.html#ixzz1qNOg5wgk
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The problem is ARROGANCE. Why build it now, in the middle of a campaign season? This is no different than President Obama taking vacation after vacation, often with huge numbers of travelers, and essentially telling the public that they can stuff it, if they don't approve.
If Mitt wants to build (or upgrade) a house in a still-nice area of California, how about waiting until AFTER THE ELECTION, when it won't be fodder for Obama and his bunch (assuming he gets the nomination)? Does he REALLY think he's got this all sowed up, already?
I could go on about how former President Bush was about to take a victory lap of Texas two days BEFORE the 2000 election, even as Algore was letting it all hang out and going for broke. Someone finally shook some sense into him (or his campaign) and told him that Zogby was showing him down in the popular vote (which ended up being the case). Bush instead campaigned in West Virginia and Tennessee and managed to win both by a squeaker...you just have to wonder about how much COMMON SENSE some of these campaigns have.
Whoops, meant to say NOT subsidizing it.
If I had his money, I would need a 6 level garage with elevator and a full time mechanic for the collection, Leno like of cars I would have.
This is stupidity, everyone of these bastards in politics live better than we do, who gives a rats ass. Jealousy is so not pretty.
his own pagan temple...
“This is stupidity, everyone of these bastards in politics live better than we do, who gives a rats ass. Jealousy is so not pretty.”
But politics is images. I’m not exactly hurting for garage and concrete space myself, but then I’m not running for office, and I sure as heck would not be indulging just as the most important campaign of my life was about to take off.
It just seems that wants to “lose the good fight”, just like Dole and McCain.
I hate to say it but it wouldn’t surprise me if the city planning board is making him install the car-lift to comply with some zoning ordinance.
This is California we’re talking about.
Quite frankly, I don’t even see Rats griping about what he has. one thing both sides agree upon ... Romney is an arrogant p**** who is as bad a serious candidate as I have ever seen. His presence is annoying. His haughtiness profound. His connection with simple folk non-existent. And his basic intellect wanting.
This is going to be one brutal election for us unless something changes.
Well if he became POTUS, then built it, he would be accused of being royally opulent. Better to build it as a private citizen.
Especially lately with class-envy articles like these popping up all over the place.
From reading this article, you would think that Republican candidates for president are supposed to be ashamed of their wealth and should pay penance by dressing in sackcloth, driving around in beat-up Chevrolets and living in trailer parks.
So I’m supposed to think that an outdoor shower is supposed to be some sort of extravagance at a beach house?
I’ve been to a lot of beach houses, most of them quite modest, and they all had outdoor showers. Who wants a bunch of kids tracking sand into the house? You just attach a shower head to an outside wall, install some sort of drain, and there you go. A hundred bucks ought to do it.
I remember in Dr Zhivago, the commies would take one look at Tom Hanks’ house and say how wonderful it could house so many other families in there. And then relegate Tom and his family to a corner of the kitchen.
Wonder if he and Gore are neighbors? Wish he had twice that house.
Pray for America
Small garage, one of my best friends has a 5,000’ garage with 3 hoists, 3- 18’ overhead doors with an 200’ long 8’ wide storage platform for his car “toys”!
Even if you don't have a problem with this, though, you can't help but agree that it couldn't come at a worse time. Between Romney's numerous gaffes and the picture of him with dollar bills in his mouth, do we really need to give the libs more class warfare ammunition?
Maybe you can’t relate to Mitt’s actions. There are wealthy people who can relate to his lifestyle choices. There are also people who want to be wealthy who can relate to his lifestyle.
(wealthy+want to be wealthy) > everybody else
I’d rather have a President who loves cars than one who hates them.
“I hate to say it but it wouldnt surprise me if the city planning board is making him install the car-lift to comply with some zoning ordinance. This is California were talking about.”
Certainly possible, but WHY THE HURRY? How about he waits 8 months, just to maintain some credibility in November?
“Well if he became POTUS, then built it, he would be accused of being royally opulent. Better to build it as a private citizen.”
Then do it a few years ago - he wasn’t exactly broke back then either.