Romney – From Couple Who Bought His Park City Home

Romney – From Couple Who Bought His Park City Home
Very interesting whether or not you support Mitt Romney…
Hal and Corinne Prewitt distributed this email on their own (scroll down), and it checks out.
FYI, Google lists many sources of info on this couple, including an article in Park City Magazine , Winter 2012, that describes how they eventually remodeled the home.
Sounds like Hal is pretty much a Renaissance guy and Corinne graduated from Wharton and served as Asst. County Mgr. for Miami-Dade County ($7 bilion govt.).
As, you may know we own Mitt Romney’s former Park City, Utah home. Corinne and I have written a non-political-issuestory that you very likely have not heard. We did this because many Democratic, Republican and Independent voters strongly recommended and found it valuable. Private details, how he acted out of public view and when not running for office. We are messengers delivering facts, not initially his supporters nor anti-Obama. Mitt Romney is very different from the man that many Americans have been led to believe.
Regardless of who any of us are supporting in the presidential election, we all are better served by knowing the truth as this does influence who we support. It was not approved by Mitt Romney or his campaign.
A download PDF is available You are welcome to email the PDF, page link, or forward this email to your friends. Sorry, if you received this more than once. Like to hear your thoughts…
Ours is a factual story that provides a rare glimpse and insight into the real Mitt Romney. Does he really relate to the average American? As President, would he impose his beliefs on others? Is he really Christian?
When you buy a home and its contents from someone you really learn a lot about their true character, values and beliefs. And rarely does anyone have the opportunity to learn how a politician acts out of the public’s view and when they are not running for office. Well, this actually happened. When? Only a few years ago, in spring of 2009 when we bought Mitt Romney’s Park City, Utah, home. His family lived in this home for about ten years. Because our deal included most of the contents, we gained a unique and unusual perspective of him and his family of which most Americans are completely unaware. What we experienced was not what we expected–not the stereotypical actions of a millionaire and more importantly not the image most Americans have of Mitt Romney.
When most of us buy a home, the real estate agent or seller hands over the keys at closing and then as buyers, we are on our own. Not this time. We met Mitt Romney by himself at the house. He spent as much time as we needed showing us around, answering our questions and explaining how to use and service the home’s equipment. And when he was done, he gave us his direct contact information should we have problems.
To move, if we can afford the cost, most of us would hire movers with a team of workers. To save money, many of us are the do-it-our-selves types. Which did Mitt Romney do? Like many of us, on his own he rented a six-wheel truck and moved himself. He drove to the local Home Depot and purchased wood to build whatever he needed for the transport. Mitt moved his family’s clothes, his family’s photos, his family’s mementos, his grandchildren’s toys. With the help of a friend and family, they loaded the truck. Then, after answering all our questions, Mitt Romney said his goodbyes, climbed into the truck, and began the long drive to his new home by himself.
The Romney Park City home, which they designed and built, and its contents had much to say. Having raised a family of our own, we saw that the home was built with a focus on his family. No swimming pool, tennis court or movie theater. There are no maid, butler, or nanny quarters. Clearly Ann and Mitt raised their kids. No gold faucets, no fancy silverware. The kitchen was simple and typical of an average three-bedroom home, very much like those in which we were raised. We were struck by the discovery that most of the art, furniture, and all the curtains were made in America and many by local craftsmen. Most of the linens were of good quality but not what is found at very high end, exclusive stores. The master bedroom pillows had tags from the average American’s most popular discount store.
In the most honored place in the master bedroom hung a painting of Jesus Christ. Most Americans know little about Mormonism and we didn’t either. Mitt Romney clearly had a home of faith and family just like the rest of us.
One of the most interesting questions many have asked is, “As president will he impose his beliefs on others?” Many claim that a President Romney would take away rights and impose his beliefs on all Americans. The Romney home contents gave us insight into this question. One of the strongest Mormon beliefs is the prohibition against drinking alcohol. We were surprised to find a small supply which we were told was available for guests, not for the family. Mitt Romney had a respect for his guest’s wishes. By not imposing his beliefs on others even within his own home, then clearly a President Romney would not take away rights and impose his beliefs on all Americans. Those making such accusations should stop. The facts do not support their claims.
It is amazing what can be learned about someone from observing the smallest details. In the Romney’s family mud room where the boots and outdoor clothing were stored, we found the Governor’s ski gloves. One of his son’s apologized for his dad’s lack of concern about his appearance when Mitt went skiing because the gloves would surely be noticed. They were worn out and had holes in the fingers. Mitt had gone to the garage tool box and wrapped them with duct tape. Thrifty? Yes, and the repair provided an immediate practical solution rather than traveling to the store to buy a new pair. His indifference to appearance demonstrated his confidence, true character and priorities. Good qualities but easily misunderstood because they are quite different from those displayed by many famous people and certainly politicians, who highly protect and prize their appearance.
As you have read, our story is not about a wealthy man’s nice home or its beautiful contents. It is about the story they tell and how our experiences with him showed the real Mitt Romney. How his family truly lived is a real indication of their values and beliefs. There is more we could tell, but hope we have provided enough facts to answer some key questions on many voters’ minds. Mitt Romney is very different from the man that many of us have been led to believe. Clearly he is more like most Americans than not. We learned many things about Mitt Romney that contradicted what we have been told. He is not aloof or out of touch. He is a man of faith, family and American values. A guy who is well-grounded. It is not beneath him to roll up his shirt-sleeves and get the job done. The fact that he has allowed this to be kept so very private is a true testament to his character and shows how different he is from many other politicians.
Who are we and why are we speaking out? Growing up in Florida and Pennsylvania, we knew little to nothing of Utah, Mitt Romney, his family or values, beliefs, religion and his capabilities. We were amazed by what we learned. We want nothing more than for our fellow citizens to know what we know. We are not part of any campaign, not Mormon nor religious activists. We have voted for Democrats and Republicans and were not Governor Romney supporters. Hal is a farmer, race car driver and retired after creating a number of successful businesses. Corinne is a retired government employee. We do not come from wealthy families. Our parents worked average jobs. Our fathers were a mailman and an engineer. Our mothers were a nurse and a housewife. We struggled, worked hard and are grateful for having been rewarded over the years. We have never given up on achieving the American dream. But the story we tell is not about us.
As Americans, we depend on our press to provide us with factual and unbiased information. We hear politicians sometimes misspeak and others take their statements out of context. Many times it is hard to tell what is fact and what is fiction. Over the past few months, we have noticed how different from reality some of the public perceptions and media presentations of Governor Romney are. Unfortunately, some political opponents spread false information and misconceptions. This is wrong.
This injustice and the value of our story has led us to speak up and provide these facts. No one can say with absolute certainty what kinds of decisions a president will make while still a candidate for that office. To predict, we only have access to their words, history and if available the most useful facts of all, how they acted out of public view and when they are not running for office. This is why our story is so important, valuable and must be told. No doubt some will want to dismiss our story, argue that it is not newsworthy nor relevant and possibly subject us to an undesired spot light. However, we hope the American people are given the opportunity to hear the truth, especially when the facts directly contradict what many people think to be true.
Corinne & Hal Prewitt

15 thoughts on “Romney – From Couple Who Bought His Park City Home

  1. This was no cottage in the woods. It’s a 10,000 sq ft home, with custom everything down to the doorknobs, plus some acreage. The kitchen may be modest by Koch brothers standards, but I doubt the Prewitts have ever drained the last dollar from their EBT accounts, either. Yes, I am envious, but I set a firm price range, And Prewitt outbid me…
    Most rich guys I know do most everything themselves; it’s part of how they got rich in the first place.
    I’m glad George raised his kid to be self-sufficient, I am liking him better all the time.

  2. I have to say, I am a bit skeptical of this letter. It comes off a bit overstated. Not so much in that I was curious of the size of the home, etc, but more so the length that the author went to paint Romney in such a perfect manner. I’m sorry, but anyone can hide faults for a short while, but everyone has faults. The story would have been more believable with a little example of faults.

    Additionally, I find it odd that the writer felt the need to read us their political resume … almost as to assume someone such as myself might raise an eyebrow, and to preemptively attempt to deal with that.

    All that glitters isn’t gold.

      • “Augger, the letter appears genuine, you know I would have something to say had I found different”

        Well, that’s a good point. With your stamp of approval, we’ll go ahead and certify this letter. 🙂

        Joking aside … maybe I am becoming a bit politically agnostic, but if you sit back and just read the letter … it seemed a little too good to be true.

        But 5 minds are better than one, and if Utah has first hand knowledge of the area, and the folks, and he accepts it, then so too shall I.

        • I think these home buyers were certainly attempting to put some icing on the “Romney cake”, but they said that they were neither Romney or OWEbozo supporters. I got the feeling they wrote this because the image the media is putting out for all to see is that Romney is quite different from what they experienced.

  3. I’ve met and worked on committees with him during the Salt Lake Games. He is as advertised.

    I don’t know why it is that popular culture says that a good man can’t be successful, that he must have done something wrong to achieve what he has. No doubt that when it comes to business that he is pretty shrewd but there never has been a legal or SEC issue with anything that Romney has done or that Bain Capital did under his control. You can be shrewd and honest at the same time. To think that he is a fraud when it comes to his personal life is making an error, the Mormon culture is very prescriptive about family, personal and business relationships – and it ain’t at all like HBO’s “Big Love”.

    Utah Mormons are some of the most down-to-earth, sincere and honest folk I have ever known.

    I personally don’t buy into LDS theology but I can tell you one thing, it was the best, most wholesome environment in which to raise kids of almost anywhere we have ever lived.

    Romney’s house in Park City was modest by Park City standards. I know, I lived in the poor part of town for 16 years.

    Park City is the den of gentiles and non-believers but is only 30 minutes from the Salt Lake Temple and has a strong Mormon tradition going back to the Parley’s Park and silver mining days – it is where the father of William Randolph Hearst, George Hearst, made his fortune in silver. Hearst took an estimated $225 million of silver out of the Silver King mine there and that was in 1920 dollars. The mines closed in the 1950’s and Park City became a ghost town. In 1962, the entire town could have been bought for back taxes for under $6,000 – now the average home price is $740K, down from $975K in 2009.

    My wife and I are flying out there in late October to visit my daughter. I can’t wait, it is my favorite place on the face of either this planet or my home planet of Mars.

    • My younger brother became a civil engineer and went to work for the “Gulf Power” of Utah in the late 70’s. He became mormon and raised the ideal family in the Salt Lake area. He met Romney and says he is very much as the homebuyers described him when I spoke to him this last night. Somehow it doesn’t amaze me in the least that our resident OWEbozo admirer doesn’t believe that he could be a regular person. I doubt anyone that listens to the worthless media sources would think anything but poorly of the man.

  4. Pingback: Romney – From Democratic Couple Who Bought His Park City Home

Talk Amongst Yourselves:

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.