Last year, with only five days to go in the 2012 US Presidential Election, Mick Rapaport came out in support of Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
Always on side when it comes to making a fast buck, Mick endorsed the Romney candidacy as “Good for business. Good for Grand Bend!”
The Romney Family owns a cottage in Beach O’ Pines, located just outside of Grand Bend. Rumors have been circulating that with a Romney win Grand Bend could become the new Camp David.
“I hope he wins,” says Mick. “I want those secret service agents sitting at my bar next summer”.
Rapaport led a local fundraiser, Mick 4 Mitt, which raised money for the Romney campaign. A cash donation was dropped-off at the Romney Family cottage in late August.
Romney’s association with Grand Bend is a long one. Mitt’s father, George Romney, purchased the lakefront lot on which the Romney Family cottage now stands in 1950. Mitt and his siblings still own it and their telephone number is still listed in the directory under “G. Romney”.
The cottage was the destination when Mitt, his wife and children set-off on the infamous road trip that saw the family dog, Seamus, strapped in a kennel on the roof of the car.
Watch Season 2, Episode 4 of Grand Benders for the Mick 4 Mitt campaign.