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August 06, 2012 – Comments (10) | RELATED TICKERS: T , A , X

Ok I don't understand why Romney won't release at least another 4 years worth of tax returns unless he is afraid or an audit or he is concerned how it would look to the voters.  If  neither are a concern just do it already.

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#1) On August 06, 2012 at 2:18 AM, awallejr (81.55) wrote:

Damn I hate typos, meant Romney ;p  Please give us a 5 minute edit window already.

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#2) On August 06, 2012 at 4:16 AM, SuntanIronMan (99.93) wrote:

Of course he is concerend about how it looks to voters. This is politics and these are politicians. Every politician is concerened about how everything looks to voters. All the time, without exception. Politicians go to bed concerend about how something looks to voters and wake up concerend about how something looks to voters. Little things, big things, inconsequential things, monumental things. They are always concerned and they always will be concerned. Concern about how things look to voters is almost the essence of a politician (and maybe not even "almost").

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#3) On August 06, 2012 at 10:00 AM, Teacherman1 (55.68) wrote:

What does he gain by doing so?

I don't think those who are "anti-rich" will change their minds, and most people who are capable of thinking, already know he made a "ton of money".

If he does release them, his "opposition" will dig through them to find whatever they can to "raise questions", as the article headlines like to say, so they can focus the voters attention on that, instead of what should really matter.

It simply gives them "fodder" to make "attack ads" about, and "talking points" on all of the "so called" news shows.

I am neither for or against him, but can understand why at this point, he would not want to do so.

I would turn the rest of the campaign into a "sniping" frenzy by those who want to continue with the current administration.

JMO and worth exactly what I am charging for it.

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#4) On August 06, 2012 at 11:09 AM, helicopterfool (33.51) wrote:

Romney has released his 2010 return and an estimate of his 2011 returns (whatever that means) - which from what I understand, - right or wrong - is all that he is legally obligated to do.

This is a game that the President and Mr. Axelrod learned in the great State of Illinois.   When Mr.  Obama was running for the State Senate - he faced a tough challenger in the primary (keep in mind that Illinois - especially Chicago - is a 1 party political town (Chicago has not voted for a republican mayor since 1927) - so its all about the primary.   In 2004, Mr. Obama was loosing badly (per the poles) to a guy named Blair Hull.  Blair Hull was a very wealthy guy (I think he was a trader) and had spent a ton of money on ads and getting his name out there. He was the "outside candidate" that was going to change everything.   Mr. Axelrod & Mr. Obama pounded the podium seeking the release of Mr Hull's divorce court records.   Mr Hull (and his ex-wife) eventually acquiesced and it turns out that the divorce file included an allegation of abuse (admitedly serious allegations but from what I understand not all that unusual in a bitter divorce case) and his campaign crashed.  

Bottom line - IMO - this is a polital game.  It much better to talk about Romney's taxes than 8.3% unemployment and sky rocketing deficits. 

 

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#5) On August 06, 2012 at 2:24 PM, miteycasey (30.51) wrote:

Why give your opponent more rope to hang you with?

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#6) On August 06, 2012 at 5:23 PM, awallejr (81.55) wrote:

He's already disclosed and that is being used against him anyway.   Disclosing a few more shouldn't hurt him provided it is something he is hiding.  And that possiblity is going to dog his campaign I submit.

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#7) On August 06, 2012 at 5:34 PM, awallejr (81.55) wrote:

provided it=unless there

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#8) On August 06, 2012 at 6:04 PM, wan2bretired (< 20) wrote:

You show me yours I will show you mine!

 (eg. Obama's college transcripts, thesis etc., for that matter, Obama's tax returns for the 10 years prior to the presidency. Let us see how generously he donated prior to the national spotlight!... V ... Romney's tax returns). 

 

Obama was never veted by the media, like Romney is currently experiencing, he has always gotten a pass.  Look at the glowing jobs report last week ... Better than expected job growth ... and other similar statements which betray the truth.

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#9) On August 06, 2012 at 7:20 PM, awallejr (81.55) wrote:

Right or wrong is not the point.  This issue will dog Romney and he should put an end to it.

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#10) On August 06, 2012 at 11:49 PM, Melaschasm (55.51) wrote:

I do not understand why Obama waited four years to disclose his birth certificate, when he could have ended that controversy in early 2008.

Both candidates have witheld a wide variety of information about their pasts.  Unfortunately the media tends to only complain about the side they oppose. 

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