Skip to comments.Romney keeps digging on secrecy
Posted on 12/29/2011 8:11:09 AM PST by markomalley
I noted the other day Romneys emerging secrecy problem, including the refusal to release income tax returns even if he becomes the nominee.
This is a break with standard practice for nominees, and creates a no win situation in which Romney makes his income and taxes a central general election issue or gives in and looks weak. Or worse, we find out too late that there was a reason he resisted disclosure.
In a preview of the general election, Occupy protesters have seized on the non-disclosure issue and Romney is digging in:
Des Moines police today arrested a total of 10 protesters at Mitt Romneys campaign offices and a Wells Fargo branch office.
The protesters, all part of the Occupy Des Moines movement, demanded that Romney and Wells Fargo release their tax returns and that Romney return money donated to his 2012 presidential campaign from Wells Fargo PAC and Wells Fargo employees.
Romney told reporters in Clinton today that he has no plans to release his income-tax returns or lists of people who are bundling donations for him. Romney, who is a multi-millionaire former businessman, said he would do what hes legally required to do. He suggested he might consider disclosing more financial information in the future.
There is something wrong with this picture, when the Occupy movement makes sense and the putatitve Republican nominee does not.
The issue only will grow as time goes on. Romney needs to stop digging, or all those people who tell us he is the most electable need to stop telling us he is the most electable.
Romney is not electable if he does not release his financial information.
“Romney is not electable if he does not release his financial information.”
If Romney wins the nomination, he should have his financials sealed.
“Romney is not electable”
You could have stopped right there..
He’s ‘not electable’ whether he releases them or not.
IMHO, he ought to make the challenge that he'll release his tax return if and when Obama releases his college records. All of them.
It would be one of the first respectable things he's done.
(I still wouldn't vote for him...but he should still do something along those lines)
PARTIAL LIST OF DOCUMENTS THAT BARACK OBAMA REFUSES TO RELEASE -. OBAMAS SECRECY AND CLOSED RECORDS POLICY
Indonesian Passport Not released
Application for U.S. Citizenship (as former citizen of Indonesia) Not released
Immigration Records Not released
Original Vault Copy Birth Certificate Not released
Certificate of Live Birth Counterfeit Version on Obama Web Site
Obama / Dunham Marriage License Not released
Soetoro / Dunham Marriage License Not released
Soetoro Adoption Records Not Released
Fransiskus Assisi School Application Not released
Punahou School Records Not released
Selective Service Registration Counterfeit version generated
Occidental College records Not released
Columbia College Records Not released
Columbia Thesis Not released
Harvard College Records Not released
Baptism Certificate None
Medical Records Not released
Illinois State Senate Records Not released
Law Practice Client List Not released
University of Chicago Scholarly Articles None
You make my point exactly. Whoever is the GOP nominee should seal all of his records pending release of all those Soetoro records. When Barry opens up, the GOP nominee should open up. Not prior.
If he seals them, they are sure to be released by embedded obieOne supporters, just as “sealed” divorce records have been released in the past.
Romney for Obama in 2011
Chihuahua Romney - the Magic RINO defending Obama:
Mitt Romney Sends Leftover Pizza to Obama Chicago HQ
After spending the day in Chicago fundraising, Mitt Romney
sat down with small business owners at Gino's East,
a pizza joint famous for their deep-dish pizza.
In fact, Romney himself tweeted a photo of a
delivery boy heading out with the loot, writing,
"Great deep dish at @ginoseast.
Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team."
Milt Romney in 2007
Romney - the Magic RINO:
"I'm not running as the Republican view
or a continuation of Republican values.
That's not what brings me to the race.
(Romney Video, accessed 9/19/07)
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn't make any sense at all.""
-- President Ronald Reagan
If it's ok for Barry it's ok for any Republican candidate.
What’s your point. Yes there is a double standard. Republicans have never found a way to deal with it. Fighting it is suicide. That’s just a sorry sorry fact.
Rombama continues the principle of liberal transparency.
I didn’t say don’t fight back. If you or Romney can find a way to do it God bless you. You make a good suggestion about tying it to Obama.
But I don’t see Romney fighting. Saying he will only do what the law makes him do is being passive. And that approach will kill him. And all the information will come out anyway.
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