by William Teach | August 17, 2012 8:33 am
Sure, they wouldn’t
(Washington Post) Barack Obama’s re-election campaign kept up pressure against Republican rival Mitt Romney on two fronts Friday, launching a new ad defending the president’s record on Medicare while challenging Romney to release at least five years of tax returns.
Obama campaign manager Jim Messina made the tax-disclosure offer to Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades in a letter Friday morning. Messina said he was taking the step because Romney “apparently fears the more he offers, the more our campaign will demand that he provide.”Romney’s wife, Ann, has repeatedly stated that concern in interviews, arguing that the more the couple releases, the more questions are asked.
Romney released his 2010 taxes and has pledged to release his 2011 returns. Messina said in letter that he wants Romney to provide three more years of returns.
Romney should immediately take Team Obama up on the offer, with the caveat that Obama remove the Executive Privilege from the Fast and Furious documents.
Of course, were Romney to release 3 more years, the Obama campaign would want more. Every Obama promise has an expiration date, and, really, Obama doesn’t want a serious debate on the issues that face this nation, issues that Obama has made worse along with creating more (Obamacare, for one). Obama has no viable answer for the problems. What he and the Democrats tried failed miserably. Hence, the focus on un-serious issues from the campaign itself, like Mitt’s private tax returns and his dog Seamus.
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