Dear Commons Community,
Mitt Romney’s failure to release his income tax returns is becoming his Achilles’ heel. Over the past several days, prominent conservatives and members of the Republican Party have publicly commented that he needs to release these data.
Bill Kristol: “He should release the tax returns tomorrow. It’s crazy,” Kristol said on “Fox News Sunday.” “You gotta release six, eight, 10 years of back tax returns. Take the hit for a day or two.”
George Will: ““I do not know why, given that Mitt Romney knew the day that McCain lost in 2008 that he was going to run for president again that he didn’t get all of this out and tidy up some of his offshore accounts and all the rest…”He’s done nothing illegal, nothing unseemly, nothing improper, but lots that’s impolitic”
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley: “I think he ought to release everything. I believe in total transparency,” Bentley told reporters. “You know if you have things to hide, then you may be doing things wrong.”
With so much pressure, it is only a matter of time before Romney will release more of his income tax data.