Romney boats on Lake Winnipesaukee
July 14th, 2012
05:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney boats on Lake Winnipesaukee

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mitt Romney and members of his family boated on Lake Winnipesaukee on Saturday while spending the weekend at their home in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

Earlier in the day, Romney perused his iPad while sitting on a lawn chair in his back yard.

While several Romney sons and grandchildren joined the presumptive GOP presidential nominee over the weekend, the scene at his lakefront home was much busier in early July - when all 30 members of the Romney clan descended upon the picturesque enclave for their yearly reunion.

– CNN's Desmond Garrison contributed to this report


Filed under: Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
soundoff (48 Responses)
  1. chuck weidemann

    The stress of the campaign makes weekend boating a weekly event for Romney!!! Don't want to hear the loud mouths complain about the presidents vacations ever again!!!! Makes you wonder if Mitt can cut it as president...ooops sound like a conservative.

    July 14, 2012 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    Do they have an elevator for his boats in this house? Just wondering since they seem to have so much that most of us don't want or can't afford.
    WHERE ARE THE 2011 TAXES THAT HE REFUSES TO SHOW THE WORLD. DOES HE KNOW HE CAN'T SAY NO????? Who does the bishop think he is????? Better than us????? Never mind, we already know he thinks so.

    July 14, 2012 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  3. HenryB

    Yup, right in touch with the average Murican.

    July 14, 2012 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  4. JimB

    He continues to "show off" his wealth while the country struggles then he comes out and says "he understands our pain." How can anyone believe anything he says? His response to the Bain stories are weak and I, as a taxpayer, want to see his tax returns and see how he has managed his money. He'll manage the country like he manages himself. It seems there is something legally crooked about all this. Feels like a modern Nixon in waiting. It's like the rich know how to take advatage of all the perks and loop holes and then tell us "how much they care" by giving even more tax breaks to themselves. However, his father George didn't take advatantage of his previlege. He had integrity and you could believe what he said. Mitt seems like a used car saleman.

    July 14, 2012 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  5. John

    Anybody see anything wrong with the picture? Like the lake's wake speed law being broken? All boats are to be at wake speed within 150' of a boat, shoreline or person. I guess Willard doesn't have to follow the laws like us regular folk.

    July 14, 2012 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  6. lance

    With everything coming at him, he thinks he has time to hang out at the family lake. He is out of touch period. This is the image he wanted to send out TODAY? Did he think the 5 media blitz was a success?

    July 14, 2012 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    Another vacation. Worse than Bush going to Crawford every weekend.

    Don't those republicans ever do anything else? When does he leave for London to fundraise?

    July 14, 2012 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  8. Larry L

    I wonder if the folks put on the street with no retirement check by Bain Capital get pleasure from watching the Romney's sport around in their nice boat? I wonder if the people who won't have healthcare if Romney gets his way still celebrate the Romney's ability to give the best healthcare to their kids? When he trashes Social Security a lot of seniors will be worried about their food bill more than the gas required to drive around the lake. Spoiled preppy.

    July 14, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  9. anthony78

    Must be nice.
    Remind me again how many jobs he outsourced so other American families couldn't live as lavish and comfortable as his?

    July 14, 2012 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  10. GonzoinHouston

    Even Romney deserves a break now and then.

    July 14, 2012 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  11. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Well, now isn't that nice. He and his family show their wealth. Many people are wishing they could afford that and many more of the basics. Mr. Romney and his supporters like Christie don't seem to think that the government on any level should help the poor get those things.

    July 14, 2012 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  12. Bootstomper

    This guy is so out of touch with the real world it's pathetic.

    July 14, 2012 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  13. Tubby the Tuba Texas

    Rich beyond all means....no chance on income tax going 10% to all. How can a man or women with that much money have a clue about the American real people?

    July 14, 2012 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  14. AK-steve

    Ah, yes. A white male in his late 50's riding around in an expensive speed boat that he docks at his lakeside home. An image we can all relate to.

    July 14, 2012 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  15. I'M JUST SAYING TOO....

    There is nothing wrong with Mr. Romney enjoying some down time with his family. That being said, he just needs to understand that it is very hard for the average American to believe that he really has our best interest at heart and that he really cares about the condition in which eight years of being "driven into the ditch" has left a large portion of our society. When our homes are being forclosed on, our vehicles are being repossed, our children are being turned out of college and into low paying jobs if they can find one, watching himself and his family "yatching" is definatley a channel changer!!

    July 15, 2012 12:19 am at 12:19 am |
  16. WeR4Freedom

    I am all for Romney. Looks like he is getting his vacationing in before the next 8 years of being President of the United States. Enjoy this time because you will have a lot of work and messes to clean up from the current failed obamanomics that have severly failed and crippled the country we call home. Romney 2012/2016

    July 15, 2012 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  17. ATL Guy

    This dude hasn't even gotten the job yet and he's vacationing already. Two in July. Not even Bush was this bad.

    July 15, 2012 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  18. Observer

    Love the image, he must be tone deaf. Amidst all the fevour he chooses to take a ride on a boat worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. I honestly think that Romney has decided that he will not release his tax returns in fear of what the public at large will perceive of it and clearly knows he will not win. So why no enjoy himself and preserve his family unit. After all family will always be by his side after all is said and done.

    July 15, 2012 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  19. georgewashington

    How touching...

    July 15, 2012 01:41 am at 1:41 am |
  20. Thomas

    I hope he doesn't need a boat elevator .

    You never know with Romney.

    July 15, 2012 03:33 am at 3:33 am |
  21. Roy

    That will be very expensive for taxpayers to feed all these many family members when they all come to the White House if we elected Romney. Think about that. Let's vote Obama for 4 more years!

    July 15, 2012 03:59 am at 3:59 am |
  22. King

    here is the rabid repubs criticizing the president about vacations, when he takes less vacation than any president in modern history. mitten takes a vacation after every speach, and all I here is crickets from the repubs. I wonder what they will do when they have no Obama to blame and mitten crash our country and burn our earth up by drilling in every backyard for oil. I hope the earth with all her fury and revenge, doesn't take me and my family.

    July 15, 2012 05:14 am at 5:14 am |
  23. Hey, Mittens got anymore of those 100K jobs at Bain for doing nothing? 'Call Me, Maybe?'

    Heck, I will sit on my butt here in Atlanta doing squat at Bain for 50K a year!

    After all, times are tough for the 1%!

    July 15, 2012 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
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