Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is planning to nearly quadruple the size of his $12-million California beachfront manse.This is what is defined in political terms as "bad optics". Sort of like touring middle America in a million dollar Canadian-built bus, or vacationing with billionaires in Martha's Vineyard.
Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and nominal frontrunner 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.”
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Nah, he must have decided that's not gonna happen so he's going to make some big bucks changes to his mansion in La Jolla: