Car Elevators: Romney’s Latest ‘1 Percent’ Moment

Source:  Amy Bingham /  ABC News

From car elevators and outdoor showers to expansive basements and beach-view decks, Mitt Romney’s plans to renovate his $12 million beachfront villa outside of San Diego are nothing short of luxury.

But for a presidential candidate who has constantly battled the criticism that he is “out of touch” with the average American, an elevator specifically designed to lift and lower his vehicles in and out of the home’s four-car garage, could make selling that “average guy” persona a tad bit tougher.

Romney’s plan to renovate his La Jolla, California beach house has been known for months. But documents first discovered by Politico, which broke the story Tuesday, show that Romney also plans to add a 3,600-square-foot basement, an outdoor shower, and a car elevator.

While these luxurious plans were uncovered by reporters, many of Romney’s 1-percenter-style traits have been brought to light by the candidate himself.

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