View from the beach
LA JOLLA — GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney, scheduled to attend a series of fundraisers this weekend in San Diego, is also working on plans to nearly quadruple the size of his $12 million oceanfront manse in La Jolla.
Romney has filed an application with the city to bulldoze his 3,009-square-foot, single-story home at 311 Dunemere Dr. and replace it with a two-story, 11,062-square-foot structure.
Joining John Edwards and Al Gore in the "I don't think my current house is big enough" category, Mitt Romney plans a little ill timed remodeling. No, that's not exactly right. Remodeling is when you change or add to a place. Bulldozing it and replacing it with a structure four times larger is more than "remodeling".
Mr. Romney is free to do whatever he wants to with his money. I don't have a problem with that. At a time when people are losing the modest homes they have, building a mega mansion on the beach doesn't exactly scream, "I feel your pain".
It's just one more way in which Romney looks like Obama Lite. It cannot be good for his campaign.
Update : For those who do not remember the 2008 campaign, here's an ad Obama ran against John McCain.
Cross posted at LCR, Say Anything.