Skip to comments.What Mitt Romney Left Behind (the people who bought his house demolish left lies about him)
Posted on 09/29/2012 12:16:35 PM PDT by rwfromkansas
Buying a house is usually an impersonal transaction. The buyer sees a scrubbed version of the home, artfully staged, possibly with a fresh coat of paint and flowers on the table. Once a purchase price has been negotiated, the buyer and the seller sign legal papers in triplicate, and the new owner gets a set of keys and if lucky an extra garage door opener. So, when Hal and Corinne Prewitt decided to buy Mitt and Ann Romneys Park City, Utah home in spring of 2009, they figured they were in for another paperwork hassle. What they got, however, was a great house, interesting interactions with the man whod just lost a bid to be the previous elections GOP nominee, and some insight into the character of the possible next President. In fact, their interaction with Romney was so different than what the Prewitts expected, Hal decided to write down his experience in a Google document which has since been downloaded over 100,000 times.
First of all, the Prewitts were impressed and a little shocked when Mitt Romney met them at the property on moving day. There were no brokers or anyone there at the house just the former governor walking around the house to make sure the new owners were comfortable and familiar with their purchase. He spent as much time as we needed showing us around, answering our questions and explaining how to use and service the homes equipment, Hal wrote. And when he was done, he gave us his direct contact information should we have problems.
Secondly, the Prewitts were fascinated by the way Gov. Romney worth, by some calculations, hundreds of millions of dollars decided to move his things. Some people hire professional movers to pack their things, others hire them to transport them, and others prefer a do-it-yourself approach. Gov. Romney fit into the last category. He went to Home Depot, bought wood, and built the necessary containers to transport his possession from the house. Then, he asked a friend and some family to help him pack his family photos, mementos, and grandchildrens toys. Then, they carried his things into a U-Haul, which he drove to his new home in California.
The home, according to the Prewitts, was built with a focus on their family, even though it had no swimming pool, tennis court or movie theater. There are no maid, butler or nanny quarters. Clearly Ann and Mitt raised their kids. No gold faucets, no fancy silverware. The kitchen was simple and typical of an average three bedroom home, very much like those in which we were raised. Because the Prewitts bought much of the homes contents, they also got to see the way the family really lived in their home: the linens didnt have the highest thread count, the master bedroom pillows had tags from a discount store, and almost everything the art, furniture and drapes were American made.
Plus, there were lots of toys for the grandchildren. Also, in the Romneys former mud room, Hal and Corinne found the former governors ski gloves with holes in the fingers. Apparently, one of Mitts sons had suggested he replace the gloves, but Gov. Romney, whom his sons have described as frugal and even cheap, thought he could salvage them. When Hal and Corinne found the gloves, theyd been altered.
Mitt had gone to the garage tool box and wrapped them with duct tape. Thrifty? Yes, and the repair provided an immediate practical solution rather than traveling to the store to buy a new pair, Hal wrote. His indifference to appearance demonstrated his confidence, true character and priorities. Good qualities, but easily misunderstood because they are quite different from those displayed by many famous people and certainly politicians, who highly protect and prize their appearance.
In the Romneys master bedroom, was a prominent painting of Jesus Christ. Most Americans know little about Mormonism and we didnt either, Hal wrote. But Mitt Romney clearly had a home of faith and family just like the rest of us.
One of the most interesting questions many have asked is, as president will he impose his beliefs on others? Hal wrote. Many claim that a President Romney would take away rights and impose his beliefs on all Americans. However, possibly the most surprising discovery was a small stash of alcohol in the house, which the Prewitts were told was for guests only. Mormonism prohibits drinking alcohol, of course, and the Romneys are teetotalers. However, they kept a few drinks on hand to be good hosts and make sure their guests felt comfortable. Hal believes this stash shows the Romneys wouldnt impose their beliefs on others from the White House, because they didnt even impose their beliefs on others in their own house.
The Prewitts didnt support Romney in the 2008 election. Neither Republicans nor Democrats, they knew very little about Romney, Utah, or his former Presidential bid when they looked for a winter home. However, they felt they needed to speak out, because the caricature of Romney on television is such a far cry from the real man who showed him around the house and packed his own boxes that day.
is not aloof or out of touch. He is a man of faith, family and American values. A guy who is well-grounded. It is not beneath him to roll up his shirt-sleeves and get the job done, Hal wrote. The fact that he has allowed this to be kept so very private is a true testament to his character and shows how different he is from many other politicians. If Romney wins in November, hell be faced with yet another move. Will the new President show up at the White House in a U-Haul? With $16 trillion of national debt, it just might be a move in the right direction.
I especially find these insights interesting:
1) How involved Mitt was in the process...he met with them etc.
2) How family-centered he truly was.
3) The frugality.....that’s something to notice with regard to how he would run government.
4) Not being afraid to work...not hiring a moving company.
5) How having alcohol in the house for guests does a good job of showing how he is tolerant of other beliefs.
Fascinating story. Who knows if it’s true, but to be frank, the guy posted it on his website and don’t think he would risk his reputation if it weren’t.
Yeah, because the “news” media will ignore this like it was the plague (which they probably think it is to their selected boy-king).
Interesting thing about Romney. I still don’t like him mainly being East Coast Establishment and how he had Herman Cain chased out of the primary process but I also want Outstanding Leader Obama out. If Romney brings frugality to the government, that would be a very good thing.
Yeah, I sent it to Drudge, but doubt even he will run it just because it’s a personal story, not necessarily proven.
But I wish this would get out...would do wonders for making Mitt real to people.
I wish others could be impressed and he could win.
I still think he is showing limited enthusiasm. I don’t get it all at all.
The loony left’s character assassinations are BS as usual. They’re the ones who run communists and people who lie about their military record. All of this unnoticed by the MSM.
The story is old and recirculated now. Read it at least a month ago, with pictures. For this reason Drudge may not show interest.
an interesting report. Again, his personal frugalness appears.
I saw another article from the same Prewitts talking about a vacation home they purchased from Romney, with fancy woodwork and handmaid knobs, 10,000 ft^2, log cabin located on a scenic perch. This article treats Romney like he was a humble man living in a humble house. It’s propaganda.
What's so great about that? obama probably has cases of pint bottles of Ripple (and the brown bags to keep them in, when passing them around), six-packs of Colt .45 in every closet and cabinet, and on the coffee table, candy dishes of crack cocaine, blow and reefers. And, buckets of ribs and wings.
He wants all his guests to feel at home.
Duct tape on the ski gloves says all I need to know!
“Who knows if its true...”
It would be easy enough to find out if a couple with these same names bought the Romney’s house. I doubt anyone would make up a story like that when the central fact can be checked so easily.
In my view at least he has shown a lot more fire this past week.
Knowing what we do, I doubt this is fabrication, which is why Obie will not be able to beat him. You can’t demonize the choir boy, (or boys) and that is how Obie has won every election: demonize, disqualify, open sealed divorce records, and generally slime the opponent Alinsky style. Not gonna’ work on R & R.
Yeah it is old, but I had not seen it posted here yet....and at least this article isn’t too old, just a few weeks.
contrast this with the lifestyle of the current king and queen in the WH and most of those in congress
Never mind the biased, corrupt, leftist, enemedia, what I can't wait for are the reactions from the handful of Freepers who absolutely hate Mitt and Mormons.
Bet they do their best to spin this and suggest it was all made up or something Romney "paid" someone to say.
She was trashed for lying...but somehow I believe it.
Thanks for the ping. “Frugal” is a good word for me, and it is certainly something we need in government at all levels.
prewitt.net not .com
I never read it before today.
Propaganda directed at whom? I was wondering how many posts it would take before the dark side chimed in.
“Propaganda directed at whom? I was wondering how many posts it would take before the dark side chimed in.”
You were wondering how many posts it would be before the group think bubble got popped. We know Romney to be a pathological liar, so I’m not about to buy something like this without questioning it.
The propaganda is aimed at the citizens of the U.S. trying to fight back against the “out of touch” and compassionless image that Obama has promoted of him. That is why the Prewitts claimed the Romney house had no fancy silverware, but in a non-political article would speak highly of the fancy wood and stone work. It is an attempt to humanize Romney, bring him down to “our level” as they see it. It’s as mythical as every other part of this guy’s 2012 Biography.
“Ann Romney said a couple of weeks ago that Mitt likes to buy his shirts from Costco...the 3 for 1 pack.”
He started as a consultant with McKinsey & Co. Back during my corporate career, those guys would wear good quality white button down pin-point cotton shirts.
It is possible to pay a lot, buying those shirts from prestige stores.
It is also possible to pay much less, buying essentially the same shirts after carefully shopping for price.
In other words, you didn’t have to pay Brooks Brothers prices, to have Brooks Brothers style, quality, etc.
After Romney lost his Senate bid to Fatso Kennedy we wound up at the same resort, in St. Thomas, at Christmas. They were actually in the room right next to ours. At the time we didn’t think too much about it and thought that he and Ann were nice, friendly people. Recently my son remarked that of all the places the Romneys could vacation they sure didn’t go for the most expensive. There were a lot pricier resorts on the island.
They spent their vacation there again the next year and we ran into Mitt at the airport.
I’ve seen their former home in Belmont, MA and it looks like a lovely, large family home but certainly no mansion by today’s standards
RINO panic, because they’re reaching for the bottom of the barrel to save their RINO candidate.
Old story, yes...
A couple of years ago it was exposed to be lies from Willard preparing for his 2012 run...
If this is the same house...
The truth is...
He backed the loan to these people himself...
and he sold it for much less than it was worth...
and so on...
They were in a position to kiss his feet..
The bottom feeders twisting themselves into knots trying to salvage their sinking Muzzie...hehehe
You liberal infiltrators make it too easy.
I wish others could be impressed and he could win.
I still think he is showing limited enthusiasm. I dont get it all at all.
“The bottom feeders twisting themselves into knots trying to salvage their sinking Muzzie...hehehe
You liberal infiltrators make it too easy.”
You guys are no better than the libs. Go look at the DU and watch the commies go back and forth with gooood poll, baaaad poll, you damn conservative!
So in which article are the Prewitts lying. In the one I posted, where they were amazed about the fancy wood and stone work and elegant furnishings of the vacation home? Or in your article where they even found a portrait of Jesus in the bedroom, along with a lack of richy rich silverware and other things?
I do not care how frugal, they had domestic help.
We know they had yard help because the Romney's 'inadvertently' hired illegal Mexicans to do the work.
Of course if he is that cheep, maybe there is a reason he is not spending cash on the campaign, well unless you are a conservative that is.
You win this weeks prize.
bottom feeders twisting.....muzzie
Can you provide a link to the “Old Story” and exposure of this as “lies”?
You’re such an obvious Obot plant. Every time I see ridiculous nonsense supporting Obama I know that it’s going to be you who posted it.
“Youre such an obvious Obot plant. Every time I see ridiculous nonsense supporting Obama I know that its going to be you who posted it.”
Hey RINO, try reading my freaking link before you open your mouth. I’m not supporting Obama, and I am not going to support y’alls lies either. Let us do Evil that good may come is YOUR slogan, not mine.
Just read the article, that second home is NOT the home of a modest man, never is the 20,000 square foot home he is currently building on the beach in southern California.
He bought the property which had a 3,000 square foot house, and he said it wasn’t big enough.
I actually do not care if he builds big houses or opulent houses, it’s his money he can do what he want......it’s the “he is so humble” that is bogus.
After taking what at the time was a very good job in Europe in 2008, I ran into Romney at an airport following his withdrawal from the primaries. Mentioning the move our family was in the midst of, he observed - “Switzerland - now that’s a really expensive place to live.” While the media focuses on his stiff presentation, he is very personable and is very much in touch with the realities of life. You know you’re in trouble when a very rich man comments on the absurd cost of living where you’re headed.
A side note - thanks to the economic collapse that very good job ended and I’m back in the US.
Yes, the size of the house I couldn’t care less. But it is interesting that the Prewitts would write an article specifically mentioning a lack of richy rich silverware, when they’re on record praising the presence of such things in the vacation home they purchased from Romney. It’s manipulation, pure and simple, and we have goobers on here telling us we’re all Obama supporters for not embracing it immediately.
Someone, many someones, constructed the narrative that the Romney's are not like that. That they are pampered rich elitists. I want to know the names of the people who created those false stories and the names of those who published them. Forget all of the specific lies it's time to expose the liars in the press.
As always RC you are correct.
I do find it interesting that the Romney’s have twice sold their home (vacation and family) to the Prewitts.
With duct tape, a real man can fix anything.
Have some cheese to go with your whine you little liberal girlie... we’d all settle for you being a RINO, it would be a huge step up.
You have been here for a total of 5 months and your ranting does nothing but support Obama.
Sorry if the truth hurts but I refuse to tolerate fools.
Check back through the FRee Republic articles...
Its there at least one time...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.