Friday, August 17, 2012

Obama Team Offers Romney Deal on Tax Return Info; Rebuffed

Image from HuffPo.

It is becoming increasingly clear that whatever would be revealed in Mitt Romney's past tax returns would be more damaging for his campaign, than the stonewalling on the issue is. I'm beginning to wonder if the information contained in the returns wouldn't be catastrophic to Romney's chances; so bad that it effectively ends his campaign.

If not, what in the world is the reasoning for continuing to insist--often inelegantly, hello Mrs. Romney--that we people have seen enough? Willard's dad, George Romney said,
"Release of the document, while it might serve a political purpose, would not prove very much, he argued. One year could be a fluke, perhaps done for show, and what mattered in personal finance was how a man conducted himself over the long haul." [Source]
Has Romney even tried to refute that, or the precedent that his own father started? I know that he desperately wants to change the subject, and portray the request itself as not serious and beside the point. But it should be clear to him by now that the issue isn't going away. And for heaven's sake, he had to know this would come up, after his previous runs for office. If the issue was so bad, why did he even run for president, if he didn't have a ready-to-go spin on the subject? Isn't this kind of like John Edwards continuing to run for President, whilst having an extramarital affair that would surely have disqualified him? And Romney is still refusing, even offered a much less revealing disclosure. What is Romney hiding?


Obama Campaign Wants Romney To Release 5 Years Of Tax Returns

With the spotlight back on Mitt Romney's tax returns, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina reached out to the Romney campaign on Friday pledging a deal: If Romney releases five more years of tax returns, the Obama campaign will no longer criticize the presumptive GOP presidential nominee for his refusal to disclose more information. . .

Read more at: Huffington Post

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