Mitt Romney has never claimed to be a middle-class man of the people. But the news that he is planning to quadruple the size of his $12 million oceanfront property in La Jolla, Calif., reported by The San Diego Union-Tribune over the weekend, came at a particularly awkward time for the former Massachusetts governor, who had spent much of the previous week on the campaign trail criticizing President Barack Obama for vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard when many Americans are still out of work.
The Union-Tribune reported that Romney, who was scheduled to attend several fundraisers in San Diego last weekend, recently filed an application to bulldoze his 3,009-square-foot single-story home and replace it with an 11,062-square-foot two-story home. The existing house, which has three bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths, sits at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and overlooks a white sand beach...Romney and his wife, Ann, have five married sons and 16 grandchildren, and the current house “is inadequate for their needs,” the official said.
Mitt might be cooked.