Romney admits to Fox News that releasing his tax returns would cause him political trouble

In a post HERE earlier this morning, I quoted conservative pundit George Will as saying this about Mitt Romney’s tax returns:

“The [political] costs of not releasing the returns are clear, therefore he must have calculated there are higher costs to releasing them.”

And now Romney is admitting as much in an INTERVIEW with Fox News. Releasing more tax returns, he says, would give the Obama campaign “more things to pick through, more things for their opposition research to try make a mountain out of and to distort and to be dishonest about.”

In other words, he’s got something to hide — just as his critics have said.




  1. Neftali

    Not a wise move on the part of team Romney. We all get it. He’s rich. Fabulously wealthy. He lights cigars with c-notes. He’s probably never set foot inside a McDonalds. He never wears the same suit twice. He drinks water imported the day before from the North Pole. His shoes are hand crafted by virgin super models.

    Seriously, what harm could be done by this? That he’s forget about where some of his homes are? I don’t think it really matters. People have already made up their minds as far as their perspective of an ultra-rich person being President. No amount of additional information is likely going to sway additional voters. Just release the tax turns already. Let the press have a fun with it for a couple of weeks. By convention season it will all be forgotten about anyway.

  2. Now Willard’s complaining that John Kerry’s wife didn’t release her taxes. What office was she seeking president of the international ketchup association?

  3. If Romney is worried about “…opposition research to try make a mountain out of and to distort and to be dishonest about”, then he should get out of politics.

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