How Mitt Romney Helped A Couple Realize A Dream
A mostly flattering story about Mitt Romney in the New York Times? They must be in good spirits over something. I'm guessing it's either Nanny Bloomberg ending the Trojan vibrator ban, or they hopped over to NJ for first dibs on the medical marijuana now available there.
The result was a rare Romney flop: The housing market soon collapsed, and he was stuck renting out the houses for years before unloading them, mostly at a loss, in the late 1990s, according to property records. The renters were offered the first chance to buy, but the Stampses could not qualify for a mortgage, recalled Mr. Stamps, who at the time had recently lost his job at an oil company.
“Then I got this phone call, personally, from Mr. Romney, asking if we really wanted to buy the house,” Mr. Stamps, 63, said in an interview the other day at the barbershop he now runs. “I said, yes we did. And he said he would loan us the money. He really helped us when we needed it.”