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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 02:07 PM
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Mitt Romney sells 2 of his 4 mansions...that means he only has 2 mansions left. NO! Dear GOD, NO!
BOSTON-- Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is selling two of his homes.



A spokesman for the former Massachusetts governor says Romney and his wife, Ann, have put their 9,500-square-foot Deer Valley, Utah ski lodge on the market for $5.25 million, and are also selling the suburban Boston home where they raised their five sons. The 6,400 square-foot Colonial on 2.5 acres in Belmont is expected to fetch about $3 million.

Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said the Romneys are "downsizing and simplifying."

The Romneys still own a $10 million home on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H. and a $12 million beachfront compound in La Jolla, Calif.

Fehrnstrom said the couple intends to buy a condominium in the Boston area.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/17/mitt-romney-se...
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 02:09 PM
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1. Totally a tactic.
Edited on Tue Feb-17-09 02:26 PM by YOY
And worth remembering.

He's running in 2012, no doubt in my mind. I still think most Republicans won't swallow a Mormon candidate.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 02:17 PM
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3. Yup, do it now before you can't remember how many homes you have.
Ol' Mitt is no dummy. Well, he is, but he's not as dumb as most Republicans. And as the old saying goes about one-eyed men in the land of the blind...
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 02:21 PM
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4. Interesting tangent: Do you know where that saying come from?
From Wikipedia on Basil II of Constantinople.

"On July 29, 1014, Basil II outmaneuvered the Bulgarian army in the Battle of Kleidion, with Samuil separated from his force. Having crushed the Bulgarians, Basil was said to have captured 15,000 prisoners and blinded 99 of every 100 men, leaving 150 one-eyed men to lead them back to their ruler, who fainted at the sight and died two days later suffering a stroke. Although this may be an exaggeration, this gave Basil his nickname Boulgaroktonos, "the Bulgar-slayer" in later tradition."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_II
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 03:26 PM
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10. That is pretty interesting.
No doubt embellished a tad, but a macabre little bit of history nonetheless.
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 03:53 PM
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14. Bulgarians claim it to be 100% na istina (true)
and the Byzantines had a weird thing for tearing eyes out (of themselves and others...) so who knows? It may be true.
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skeewee08 Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 02:24 PM
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5. He's trying to show that he can relate to average American's
it's not going to work he still own's 2 mansions woth 10 & 12 million and I really don't think people are going to be able te relate to him.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 02:15 PM
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2. ah geeeeee--HOW much of his own money did he lose in his run for the gop nomination?
guess ann told him he has to get some of it back.
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 02:24 PM
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6. I don't believe Mitt is actually capable of becoming more simple.
Simple is as simple does.
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 02:26 PM
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7. When will he start doing the equivalent of clearing brush?
Whatever that might be for him.

TlalocW
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 02:27 PM
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8. Bundling large stacks of money?
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 02:46 PM
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9. Oh, better yet...
We'll see him out on the lawn raking bills smaller than $20 into large bonfires while wearing a cowboy hat.

TlalocW
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 03:38 PM
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11. A Condo? The horror!!! Sharing walls with common peoples.
Better buy the building Mittens - you don't want to be running into the "wrong sort" in the elevator.
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PM Martin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 03:46 PM
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12. What about "appearances"?
We have been told that the wealthiest need even more money to keep up appearances.
What will people think when they see he has only two mansions instead of four?
:sarcasm:

They may think he is some sort of communist like that communist Warren Buffett and his one house.
:sarcasm:
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-17-09 03:50 PM
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13. 9500 sq. ft.? That's fucking insane!!!


But, I guess to some it would be a guest house. (In Romney circles)

Cryin' the blues, huh? LOL. The motherfucker. May he lose all he owns. I wonder how hard he was really hit in this Wall Street collapse?
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