Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is running a presidential campaign utterly focused on the economy. It makes sense, considering how well he can relate to the problems of every day, struggling Americans. After all, he knows what it’s like to be out of work, he has had problems paying for things that he wants occasionally, and some of his best friends have really had to fight to make it during the recession.
Now, he’s learning firsthand how bad the housing market is. He’s been suffering in a house way too small, and only now can he finally upgrade.
Via the Washington Post:
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is planning to nearly quadruple the size of his $12 million California beachfront mansion.
Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and the nominal front-runner for the GOP’s 2012 presidential nomination, is planning to bulldoze his 3,009-square-foot home facing the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, Calif., and replace it with an 11,062-square-foot home, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
The Union-Tribune reported late Saturday that Romney has filed an application with the city for a coastal development permit, but that no date has been set to consider the project.
A Romney campaign official confirmed the report, saying the Romneys want to “enlarge their two-bedroom home because with five married sons and 16 grandchildren it is inadequate for their needs. Construction will not begin until the permits have been obtained and the campaign is finished.”
See, he understands what it’s like for regular Americans. His house is too small, and he can’t even find a new one — he has to try and remodel instead.
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