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What Mitt Means by Beachfront
John Batchelor Show ^ | February 9,2012 | John Batchelor

Posted on 02/09/2012 1:20:35 PM PST by Hojczyk

The details are unbelievable.

This is Mitt Romney's $12 million dollar tear-down on the La Jolla beachfront.

Does this make sense for a political actor in a grinding fight with the GOP conservatives who doubt his credentials? Or with a class warfare ace like POTUS Obama? Doe Romney think through his symbols.

A tear-down in that neighborhood in the midst of the California property collapse? Okay. Why does Romney want to be president? Why does Romney want to live on the La Jolla beachfront? There may not be answers. What a wonderful mystery.

Following the Rick Santorum sweep with no money to rely upon, no advertising to mention, no organization to speak of, can Romney continue to assume the nomination is his to lose?

The wealthy donors who are backing Mitt Romney thus far must be growling into their speakerphones to their advisers: Is this guy a loser or what?

It is creepy that Romney doesn't figure that Obama can beat him over the head with a multi-million dollar pile of a tear-down.

What other symbols does Romney not understand about campaigning in America for the Independent vote?

Gee.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romneybeachfront; romneymoney

1 posted on 02/09/2012 1:20:40 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

This house is for the use of his large family. He won’t make CA a permanent residence because of high income taxes. But he can still spend the winter months there with the family.
Lots of rich people are doing the tear down of small old homes in San Diego and Lajolla and building larger homes for part time use. We live on the coast and have lots of examples in our neighborhood.


2 posted on 02/09/2012 1:25:55 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: Hojczyk

I say good on Mitt! This class warfare and jealousy crap is for the birds!


3 posted on 02/09/2012 1:25:57 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Hojczyk

I’ve moved past anger and bargaining. I’m entering depression. (5 stages of grief).

There is no one on the GOP side who can win. Romney has set himself up as the prototypical “fat cat”. Team Obama will shred him.

Gingrich is just too darn volatile. Self destruction is in his DNA.

Santorum has better credentials than, but has the same charisma as Tim Pawlenty.


4 posted on 02/09/2012 1:27:59 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Hojczyk

There’s lots of reasons that I dislike Mitt, but this isn’t one of them. How many homes he has, and how expensive they are is irrelevant.


5 posted on 02/09/2012 1:28:55 PM PST by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: Hojczyk

Given the drop in property values, people are buying in fabulous areas ... cheap.

Then they are putting their soon to be worthless dollars into building mansions.

Tis better today to be in real property instead of dollars.


6 posted on 02/09/2012 1:39:41 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: Hojczyk

Mitt can do whatever he wants with his money. He’s an odd duck, though.


7 posted on 02/09/2012 1:41:35 PM PST by RygelXVI
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To: Oldexpat

I live at Lake Geneva, WI, where people such as the Wrigley family live, and as we speak they are tearing down beautiful estates and erecting bigger homes.
Some people just have money. Get used to it! And what about Tiger Woods’ ex. Didn’t she tear down a beachfront home to erect a new, bigger one in Florida?


8 posted on 02/09/2012 1:44:28 PM PST by MondoQueen
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To: youngidiot

It is also irrelevant to me but it is to many people, of course most of them are democrats, but this will be used as something to incite the democrat base and I question the timing of this which reflects on Romney’s judgement or lack of.


9 posted on 02/09/2012 1:44:57 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: brownsfan

If I may be permitted......we HAD the charisma thing with Slick Wille. If I have to make a choice between a character with charisma, and a MAN with a burden to save the Constitution, I’ll say screw charisma. It’s time to GET REAL!


10 posted on 02/09/2012 1:45:01 PM PST by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Hojczyk
While I don't care what Romney does with his money, it is stupid of him to draw attention to it during a presidential campaign when the country is enduring a tough recession.

It gives people the impression (accurately, I think) that he really doesn't understand or give a sh!t what most Americans are going through.

11 posted on 02/09/2012 1:49:31 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Go Newt!)
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To: Oldexpat

Yes but very few people runing for president would do such a politically bone headed thing.


12 posted on 02/09/2012 1:49:54 PM PST by DManA
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To: Hojczyk

“Why does Romney want to live on the La Jolla beachfront?”

Aside from the staggering beauty, the perfect waves, the constantly radiant weather and the most beautiful women on the planet strolling on your lawn?

Gee, I dunno.


13 posted on 02/09/2012 1:55:14 PM PST by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: RygelXVI

Mitt cannot do whatever he wants with his money

AND

be President.


14 posted on 02/09/2012 1:56:08 PM PST by DManA
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To: Hojczyk
Mitt is the absolute perfect punching bag to be rope-a-doped by Obama.

Every day, in every way, Mitt is transforming himself into exactly who Obama wants to run against.

15 posted on 02/09/2012 2:10:09 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldnÂ’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: MondoQueen
And what about Tiger Woods’ ex. Didn’t she tear down a beachfront home to erect a new, bigger one in Florida?

I wouldn't vote for her for dogcatcher, and I won't vote for an out-of-touch elitist like Romney for President.

16 posted on 02/09/2012 2:13:17 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Hojczyk

That house already takes up nearly the whole lot. Where’s he going to expand to? The only way to go is up. Some people have more money than sense.


17 posted on 02/09/2012 2:16:32 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: MondoQueen
And what about Tiger Woods’ ex. Didn't she tear down a beachfront home to erect a new, bigger one in Florida?

If I'm not mistaken, that mansion was built in the 20's and is not up to the current hurricane safety codes for Florida, plus it was riddled with termites.

18 posted on 02/09/2012 2:35:05 PM PST by mupcat
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To: vpintheak
I say good on Mitt! This class warfare and jealousy crap is for the birds!

Exactly. There's nothing stopping anyone from setting up a dummy corporation in the Cayman Islands and running your business through it to take advantage of the these low tax jurisdictions.
It's perfectly legal and no one should be envious of anyone who can take advantage of every legal financial and tax loophole to get wealthy.
This is still America.

19 posted on 02/09/2012 2:48:17 PM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: bgill
When I read about how the rich spend money and kids have million dollar trust funds, I just cannot wrap my mind around that much money...don't care what they do with it, but its like.....we have to spend this money some way, what can we do with it..

Like Saudi Arabian billionaires having solid gold toilets......their crap still smells the same....I'd love to have a million dollars a year, but sure could find better ways to spend it..

If every freeper sent me just 10 dollars each, I could be rich....who will be the first one to send. I'll get a PO box and thank you all for your generosity....will think of you all while I sit on the beach with my margarita.. GG

My wants are simple....:O)

20 posted on 02/09/2012 3:30:31 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Tucker39

“If I have to make a choice between a character with charisma, and a MAN with a burden to save the Constitution, I’ll say screw charisma. It’s time to GET REAL!”

That’s not the point I was making. This is now the American Idol presidency. The person who gets elected President has to convince legions of morons to vote for him or her. Without charisma, I don’t know that it can be done.


21 posted on 02/09/2012 7:32:04 PM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: brownsfan

In other days and times, I would probably agree with you. But our Country is in deep doo-doo and has been sliding in that direction since the early 90s or longer.

The good working people who actually make the Country work KNOW we need a REAL person to make a 180 degree turn and get back toward Constitutional Government. I would be satisfied with either Newt or Rick......out of the crop that is available.

Newt seems to have faltered, while Rick has been getting his message across and is finally being seen as a viable candidate with a true BURDEN (to borrow a scriptural term) to see this Country turned around and returned to Founding Principles, as well as becoming energy independant, etc. I’m trusting that our Sovereign Lord will pour out his mercy upon us ONE MORE TIME, and give us the man we need.

I have no faith and little respect for Mitt. John Kerry is a flip-flopper who could change his colors to suit the audience; but Romney makes a chameleon look like a gray iron doorstop! The things he said to get elected Gov. of Massachusetts; and the 180 degree opposite things he is saying NOW, are jaw-dropping!


22 posted on 02/09/2012 9:10:29 PM PST by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: OldNavyVet

Mitt bought this almost three years ago, not recently.

Romney is the candidate that we need to beat.


23 posted on 02/10/2012 10:24:12 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: OldNavyVet

Make that almost 4 years ago.


24 posted on 02/10/2012 10:25:21 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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