The GOP Establishment Couldn’t be More Wrong on Romney’s Tax Returns
I don’t want to get on a tangent here, but I know that there’s been this ongoing discussion of whether or not Romney ought to release more tax returns. I got home yesterday afternoon and I saw practically the entire Republican establishment thinks he should. What an asinine thing to suggest. The National Review, a big, long editorial explaining why Romney should do this. It was silly. I’m convinced people on our side in the establishment don’t know who we’re up against. This is not commonplace politics-as-usual. You can’t reason with these people.
So Obama and the Democrats are demanding that Romney release more tax returns. And people on our side, “Well, I think he should. I think he should get the issue off the table.” It’s not gonna get the issue off the table. The Obama people don’t want Romney’s tax returns released so they can find out if they’re aboveboard. It doesn’t matter what they say. They’re going to be mischaracterized and used to hurt Romney. Romney’s right to hang in tough on this. I couldn’t believe this was even a matter that people would think about for longer than five or ten seconds ’til I saw all these names of people on our side. National Review, George Will, I mean the list is long, Bill Kristol, people that think Romney ought to do this.
You can’t reason with these people. Why would we want to acquiesce to their demands? Why would we want to please them? Why would we want to get their approval? We ought to be the ones making demands that Obama release things and come clean. We ought to be making demands that the media finally go vet the guy and tell us all who he really is. We already know. They continue to try to hide it.