Mitt Romney Building a Western White House

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Following in the footsteps of the late Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, Republican presidential candidate is building what’s been described by some as his “western White House” in La Jolla, CA.

According to published media reports, Mitt Romney has filed an application with the city of La Jolla to bulldoze his existing 3,009-square-foot, single-story seaside home located at 311 Dunemere Dr. and quadruple it with a massive two-story, 11,062-square-foot structure.

The city of La Jolla is considering the proposed construction which must be approved by the city and the California Coastal Commission.

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9 Responses to Mitt Romney Building a Western White House

  1. Insouciant says:

    It makes sense. Romney is the presumptive nominee. He will probably ask Marco Rubio to be his vice president so Romney can attract Hispanics. The Hispanic community is over Obama.

  2. Robyn says:

    Jesus Christ, that’s a huge house. Is that for his ego? Or for all of his adult kids to move back home?

  3. Mets Fan says:

    Why is it always Republican presidents who need a “Western White House” to escape to?

    Clinton didn’t have one. Neither does Barry. What do they do that requires such a degree of secrecy when their job is being in Washington working for the American people?

  4. Adirondacky says:

    The lot isn’t all that big. To build out to 11,000 it looks like over 70% of the lot would be house. If the city of La Jolla approves it, it’s unique to them because most cities would turn such a building request down with a “shrink square footage by 30%” reply. Maybe the property tax increase speaks loudly?

  5. feminazi says:

    The rich always have three or four or five homes. But, after all, Romney is just regular folk, and he understands the issues and problems of ordinary Americans. Right, Mitt?

  6. Fran says:

    Romney should not be expected to “rough it” in a 3,009 sq. ft house with 3 bedrooms & 4.5 bathrooms. It’s like a little primitive cabin in the woods!

    I read an article that said no neighbors have objected, until his big ass house blocks everyone’s view! He’s not even registered to vote in the State of California.

    He’ll keep the original swimming pool though. What a guy.

  7. JollyRoger says:

    Willard is sure just folks. I can’t wait to cast my vote for him.

  8. D.Gleave says:

    First of all, La Jolla is not a city in itself, it is a neighborhood in San Diego. Secondly, an 11,000 square foot house is out of character for this area. San Diegans are very protective of their beaches and will not readily approve this construction. Thirdly, if Mitt becomes President, how will the neighbors react when the Secret Service locks down the area every time he and his humongous family come to visit. I think the neighbors will scream bloody murder when they have to show identity every time they want to get back home. And I don’t think the surfers will appreciate not being allowed to surf in front of his McMansion. Mr. Romney seems to feel like we San Diegans are somehow beholden to him and should do his bidding. Obviously, Mr. Romney doesn’t have a clue how San Diego works. Besides, why can’t his sons stay at a hotel while they visit San Diego?

  9. Al says:

    If he does build this huge house, won’t that employ dozens of construction workers, enabling them to keep their homes and feed their families? How much higher are the property taxes on an 11,000′ house compared to a 3,000′ house? The best way to part a rich man from his money is to let him spend it – in this case, it should provide a long term stream of money out of his pocket paying higher taxes, more for maintenance, utilities & household help. If I’m wrong, please explain why.

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