The dust from Romney’s book tour has settled and outside of Romney’s non-stop tapping of the royal Romney endorsement wand there has been little interesting going on with Mitt in the press. Of course, Nikki Haley’s alleged affair and some blurbs the past week or so about the old Detroit Romney home being slated for tear down and removal. Mitt has been remarkably uninteresting.
It must have been something for the Romney’s to own a 5,500 sq. foot home in the posh Detroit neighborhood during the forties and early fifties. George Romney had been in Washington D.C. working as a lobbyist prior to coming to Detroit. And we all know how well thought of lobbyist are. While our fathers and grandfathers were fighting a war overseas, the Romney’s were living a life of luxury in America. Returning American soldiers, many struggling to purchase one of the many bungalows which were springing up in across America, many under 1,000 sq. feet, with the princess’ of homes being around 1,500 sq. feet or so.
What a great life it must have been for the Romney family during WWII.
Romney of course, blamed the down fall of Detroit on anyone but his own family, the Romney’s were among the first to flee Detroit for the then rural, but growing, elite Bloomfield Hills.
A comment in today’s Cape Cod Online caught my attention which brought up Romney’s Detroit home.
A President Romney will give us a nation of Detroit’s
May 26, 2010 2:00 AM
The 2012 presidential campaign got under way the day Obama was inaugurated. Tea partier Sarah Palin, the failed and humiliated 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, is the odds-on favorite to clinch the nomination, though not if former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has his way.
Campaigning in his home state of Michigan, Romney commented on the estimated 90,000 foreclosed and abandoned properties in Detroit that are slated for demolition, his own 5,000-square-foot childhood home among them: "Detroit ... has been left hollow by fleeing jobs and liberal social policies."
Voters will hopefully hold Romney and all other candidates accountable to the truth. It has been anything but liberal social policies responsible for the foreclosure fiasco. First and foremost in Michigan has been abysmal management of the U.S. auto industry by feckless white-collar management, unrealistic compensation schedules awarded blue-collar unions and a steady erosion of market share by savvy foreign competition.
If the likes of Romney get elected in the coming voting cycles, the same erosion of American competitiveness will be guaranteed and the 90,000 foreclosed properties in Detroit will seem a paltry number compared with the millions that will follow.
Wonkette gave a humorous slant on Romney’s babyhood home destruction-a picture is worth a thousand words.
Of course, Romney was not mentioning, as the announcement of his babyhood home’s destruction sent Romney babbling in the press, another piece of Romney’s history is up for sale in upscale Bloomfield Hills.
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Since Romney appears to be interested in public funded memorials (Mitt must be thinking the home will be of historical value, once he buys the presidency). Mitt who spent millions and millions on his last presidential bid, the mere million dollars to restore the Detroit Romney shrine is too much for him, better the public to fork over the money – at least that is what appears to be the view.
What about Romney dropping a million or so for the two acres+ from another slice of Romney history in Bloomfield Hills? He can save it for a memorial park, or maybe build a pyramid?
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