Romney boats on Lake Winnipesaukee
July 14th, 2012
05:48 PM ET
6 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. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I really like the way that plutocrats like Mittens like to rub our noses in their wealth.

    July 14, 2012 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  2. 333maxwell

    I The Contrast today between the President once again, out on the trail .. this time getting totally drenched in the rain while beating the podium, and the Governor lounging around his swimming pool this morning, couldn't be more stark.

    It's almost as if the Governor WANTS to lose this thing, and just make big bank all the way around so they can divert it into elections they think they might actually have a chance in.

    Just seems the Governor can't be bothered to to any real lifting for his own campaign.. he has little kids out there canvassing harder than he is..

    July 14, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  3. kakaraka

    Romney is out of touch with ordinary american period.

    July 14, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  4. PTBarnumboy

    I'd like to have the money he is paying for gas for that monster boat this vacation.

    July 14, 2012 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  5. anagram_kid

    'presumptive GOP presidential nominee...' At this point I would not be surprised if someone else was named at the convention in Tampa. Seriously GOP, time to put the adults back in charge of the party. I bet Michael Steele is glad he is no longer responsible for this hot mess.

    July 14, 2012 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  6. Nick

    should read: "Mitt Romney and members of his family boated on Lake Winnipesaukee on Saturday while spending the weekend at ONE OF THEIR MANY homeS in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire....."

    July 14, 2012 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  7. Debra From Georgia

    I suggest he stay in that backyard. He got a shallacking from the Obama homestyle Chicago politicians this past week. He had to take a break.

    July 14, 2012 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  8. n


    July 14, 2012 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  9. Don66

    M!tt reminds me of Thurston Howell III – ascot..."captains hat". Whatta tool!

    July 14, 2012 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  10. Jules

    I was just kidding about the information dump – don't want people to go out there diving for stuff and get hurt. 🙂

    July 14, 2012 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  11. Sydnium S. Washington

    Question: Where is HE located?

    July 14, 2012 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  12. PJ/TX

    "..perused his ipod while sitting on a lawn chair in his backyard"? "Romney boats on Lake Winnipesaukee"?
    Well now, aren't we getting uppity in our reporting. Did he talk to anyone he thought was "in sport"?

    July 14, 2012 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  13. Bob

    Did he say "Let them eat cake" as he did it.

    July 14, 2012 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  14. g

    he should pull a palin and write down on his hand how many years he spent at bain,s the pioneer in out sourcing

    July 14, 2012 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  15. Gurgyl

    Does this guy know the problems of middle class America?? This election is rich v/s middle class America. OBAMA12.

    July 14, 2012 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  16. Really?

    Good to him and his family having a reunion. Now would Obama have to leave the country to do the same? Just wondering.

    July 14, 2012 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  17. newguy1

    what about bob?

    July 14, 2012 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  18. reggie

    This man is using a boat and an out of touch with Americans!!!

    July 14, 2012 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  19. Lisa

    How many freakin homes or "compounds" does this panderer own anyway? Yes, truly in touch with the average American....what a joke!

    July 14, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  20. Snow

    At least Governor Romney spends his own money for his vacations and does not travel all over the world for vacation after vacation after vacation on the taxpayers dime.

    July 14, 2012 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  21. normajean @ verizon ,com

    WHAT'S NEXT??...HELI-COPTER OVER THE OLD HOMESTEAD?????.. It seems to me that Romney , for some reason lately has been throwing the wealth into the political scene .....Rebuilding one summer home...elevator for his cars....waterskiing, ..boating..etc....What is he trying to say to the rest of us peasants???

    July 14, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  22. J

    Romney is really living off the fat of the land. I wonder how many laid off employees' pension plans did it take to purchase that boat?

    July 14, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  23. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Running for President must be Romney's last "Mission" to fulfill after failing the "Call of Duty" to serve in the biggest Mission in the World, that being the U.S. Military during Vietnam.

    July 14, 2012 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  24. ejktexas

    Meanwhile, Gary Johnson spoke at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas today.

    July 14, 2012 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  25. dreamer96

    Mitt Romney = Gordon Gekko = Michel Milken...WOW A real Vulture Capitalist, using a fake political persona = A fake Vulture Capitalist, based on a real persona = A real Vulture Capitalist, who did real business with Mitt Romney, and ended up in prison..

    Mitt Romney and Bob Diamond of Barclay Bank, and manipulating the LIBOR rates to make billions in illegal profits...Bod Diamond was Mitt fund raiser is just like..

    G.W.Bush/Dick Cheney and Ken Lay and ENRON energy traders...and manipulating the National Electrical Power Grid to drive up energy prices and steal 67 Billion from California alone..Ken Lay was G.W.Bush's biggest campaign contributor, by far..

    Once the GOP come up with a Cash machine they use it over, and over again..

    July 14, 2012 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
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