Mitt and Ann Romney recently purchased a new home in Park City, Utah. 8700 square feet, 6 bedrooms, listed at price of $8,900,000.00. That works out to a little over $1,000.00 per square foot while we ordinary Utahns make do in homes that cost around $100.00 per square foot. And only six bedrooms for all those grandchildren, 20+ and counting. Some of them will have to double and quadruple up in the bedrooms with bunk beds. It must be tough to be so wealthy.
Ann Romney, “I don’t feel rich.” What about the rest of us living on less than $20 million that Mitt collects each and every year (before those especially low taxes) and living in one house rather than your five? If you’re not rich, what are we, living on an average of 0.2% of your income and paying taxes at a higher rate? Ann, you have no idea what it is to be not rich, to struggle to pay the bills and send your children to college to prepare for jobs that your husband helped send to China.
After all the speeches at the GOP Convention last night, I’ll bet that most of the delegates wished that Chris Christie or even Ann Romney was the nominee instead of Mitt. Alas, it was too late. Although both Chris Christie and Ann Romney and several others spoke well, most of the content was either false or misleading. It is not what you say or how you say it, it is what you have done that offers the best clue to what you will do in the future. Actions do speak louder than words.
- Ann Romney sings husband’s praises, Christie goes after Obama (suntimes.com)
- Ann Romney Scores, Chris Christie Misses (thedailybeast.com)
Michelle Obama and Ann Romney will be campaigning for their respective spouses. Michelle is the target of some ugly attacks on the web by far-right bloggers. I would welcome the opportunity for Michelle to defend herself and her husband, the President, in a debate with Ann Romney. I think that the ratings would be very high, and that it might be the most interesting debate of them all this fall.