04/23/2012 10:07 pm ET

Mitt Romney's Planned California House Will Be Six Times Larger Than Most Americans' Homes

As the race for the White House heats up, political pundits will hammer away at the candidates looking for weak spots in their armor. One question that’s tossed around each election cycle is how candidates relate to the average American voter. It’s a fair question, and the answer might depend on where you sit on the red-blue divide.

But a more specific question is how do the candidates relate to the average American homeowner? In 2008, then-presidential candidate John McCain made a gaffe when he blanked on the number of homes he owned. More recently, Romney has undergone some scrutiny for both the number of houses he and his wife own, and his decision to expand his beachfront property.

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