"Multiple Choice" Mitt Romney is back in the news. The gazillionaire former Massachusetts governor and airbrushed anti-gay presidential candidate is reportedly "downsizing" and unloading several multi-million dollar mansions, reports Salt Lake City's ABC4. Sounds the beginnings of another self-financed presidential run, imho.
Race-car driver and money manager Hal Prewitt bought Mitt Romney's ski house at Deer Valley Resort [Utah] for "a little less" than the asking price of $5.25 million, his agent said. Romney also has a tentative buyer for his suburban Boston house, his spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said Tuesday. The 6,400-square-foot Colonial on 2.5 acres in Belmont is expected to fetch about $3 million.
The Romneys plan to keep a $10 million summer home on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H. and a $12 million beachfront compound in La Jolla, Calif.
The sale of the Utah and Boston homes has been described by political analysts as a way for Romney to prepare for another presidential race without having to explain why he owns excess real estate - the issue that brought ridicule on rival Republican candidate John McCain last fall.
A spokesperson says Romney and his wife are simply "downsizing and simplifying." That seems to be in vogue among the extravagant anti-gay social conservatives this season.
H/T: Pam's House Blend
Mitt Romney Seels Utah Ski House [ABC 4]
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