Got binoculars? You might want to head up to Wolfeboro this weekend for a slight chance of getting a glimpse of GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and his family. The Romney’s will be at their summer place, a 13 acre estate along the lakeshore with six bedrooms, a horse stable, a $630,000 boat house, tennis and volley ball courts and a shoreline stretching 768 feet, according to a report in the Washington Post.
In a lengthy feature printed on Sunday, the newspaper said Romney and about 30 members of his family will be at the GOP presidential candidate’s $8 million lakefront compound in Wolfeboro all week.
Though we can’t give the exact location of the house, we can tell you this. Look for the big one.
While we certainly believe that everyone deserves a vacation and that everyone should benefit from the fruits of their labor, we cannot help but notice the stark contrast between the Romney experience and that of most of us – the other 99% of Americans.
Romney was at the helm of Bain Capital for a number of years. Bain owns or is heavily invested in such notable companies as AMC Entertainment, Aspen Education Group, Brookstone, Burger King, Burlington Coat Factory, Clear Channel Communications, Domino’s Pizza, DoubleClick, Dunkin’ Donuts, D&M Holdings, Guitar Center, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Sealy, The Sports Authority, Staples, Toys “R” Us, Warner Music Group and The Weather Channel.
Interestingly, many of the front line workers at Bain’s retail companies earn wages at or just over minimum wage. We wonder how they feel about Mr. Romney’s extravagant vacation home (let alone boathouse) while they are struggling everyday just to feed their families.
While reports say the Romneys’ week in Wolfeboro is meant for ‘family time’ it could turn out to have historical significance. The GOP Candidate still needs to select a running mate, and some are speculating the announcement will be made this weekend.