Team Obama has already shown to the satisfaction of the Washington Post at least, that they are perfectly willing to outright lie about Mitt Romney's background and work history. So when asked by someone not on the romney team why he won't release his last 40 years of Tax retruns he gave what I feel is a perfectly rational answer:
My tax returns that have already been released number into the hundreds of pages. And we will be releasing tax returns for the most current year as soon as those are prepared. They will also number in the hundreds of pages. In the political environment that exists today, the opposition research of the Obama campaign is looking for anything they can use to distract from the failure of the president to reignite our economy. And I’m simply not enthusiastic about giving them hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through, distort, and lie about.
Sounds reasonable to me. It's not like the Obama campaign hasn't already demonstrated that they are willing to lie outright to distort his past.
Mitt Romney is not without faults, but he is in my opinion, very likely the most squeaky clean presidential candidate since George Washington. This is as opposed to Obama who was a close associate of Racists, Felons, domestic terrorists and other enemies of the United States. I'd say he lives in a glass house, but for the last 4 years the press has been frantic in painting it all over so no one can see in.
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The ultimate "on message" Republican John Sununu is saying many of the things I just did. I had no idea he was going there, but I'm proud to have the same instinct occur to me.