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Ed Gillespie defends Mitt Romney.........."The former Republican National Committee chairman, who recently joined the Romney presidential campaign as a senior adviser, also defended Romney for not releasing decades worth of tax records, saying, “This is a classic attempt by the Obama campaign to try to distract” from more important issues.

“He has complied with all of the disclosure laws; he is going over and above the requirements of the disclosure laws … in releasing two years of tax returns,” Gillespie said.

Gillespie denied reports that he’s heading up Romney’s search committee for a vice presidential nominee.

“I saw that report about my heading up the vice presidential search committee. It was news to me, and I don’t, as far as I know, it’s not accurate,” Gillespie said.".......

1 posted on 04/15/2012 1:42:57 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How can Obama demand anybody release anything? Where are his college transcripts, etc?


2 posted on 04/15/2012 1:44:29 PM PDT by bamagirl1944 (That's short for Alabama, not Obama)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
When you file for an extension you must pay anything you owe *at that time*...so he's not delaying *payment*.He certainly can release how much he paid.
3 posted on 04/15/2012 1:45:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This issue would hurt Romney in a campaign against Obama, no matter how Gillespie, Madden, McCain, and Priebus try to spin it.


9 posted on 04/15/2012 1:54:16 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney should tell Zero, “I’ll release more tax returns when you release your education records.”


14 posted on 04/15/2012 2:03:01 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Let’s forget about all of Obama’s past as a private citizen.

Let’s start with his public life only.

When will Obama release records from his 2 years as a Illinois State Senator?

Hillary tried to get them so it’s politically correct and liberally acceptable to ask.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1107/6821.html

Obama records requests prove fruitless

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) dodged questions Sunday about releasing papers from his eight years as an Illinois state senator, and his campaign has not answered records requests from the state’s two largest newspapers.


15 posted on 04/15/2012 2:03:09 PM PDT by KSanders (Hope and Change is now Class and Gender warfare)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

lol

So much for Romney learning lessons.

*sigh*

This is going to be a disaster.


19 posted on 04/15/2012 2:31:39 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney is the worst candidate ever

A leftwinger running as a rightwing Wall Streeter caricature right out of a Hollyweird script.


22 posted on 04/15/2012 2:48:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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I don’t know if Romney has released all of his school records all the down to kindergarten, but he should. So the next time a ‘journalist’ asks him for his tax records, he could ask for an exchange of tax records for hussein’s school records.
It could be that Romney may be baiting Hussein on this issue. If Hussein keeps this up, the reciprocal call for Hussein’s school records (via surrogates) will increase. I expect a similar game to play out with religion as Hussein attempts to impugn Mormonism.


23 posted on 04/15/2012 2:52:50 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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Gov. Palin Commands RESPECT,
while the BISHOP Romney has had to buy it.

FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



27 posted on 04/15/2012 3:30:38 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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His return must involve dozens, if not hundreds, of partnership K-1s. He’ll be doing well if he can finalize within six months.

It’s a sign of the weakness of his campaign that this was ever allowed to become an issue.


32 posted on 04/15/2012 5:49:27 PM PDT by Vide
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I agree it is bad for Romney to delay his tax return release...How the hell does Romney think that this is not going to be played against him when the Obama main campaign strategy is going to be based on Romney weatlh and Bain Capital?


35 posted on 04/15/2012 7:59:52 PM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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has already disclose d his estimated income for 2011 — about $21 million — and completed the “exhaustive” financial disclosure forms required for all presidential candidates.

This should be a no-brainer for Romney. Release NOTHING until Obama releases previously sealed records relevant to the office he wishes to hold. As the press screams and yells remind them of Obama’s sealed records. Let's be fair and treat everyone equally.

38 posted on 04/15/2012 8:54:50 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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