Skip to comments.George Will, Matthew Dowd Blast Mitt Romney For Not Releasing Prior Tax Returns
Posted on 07/15/2012 9:37:15 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
ABC News' George Will slammed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for failing to fully release information on his tax returns and offshore accounts, saying Romney "must have calculated that there are higher costs in releasing them."
"If something's going to come out, get it out in a hurry," Will said this morning on the "This Week" roundtable. "I do not know why, given that Mitt Romney knew the day that [John] McCain lost in 2008 that he was going to run for president again that he didn't get all of this out and tidy up some of his offshore accounts and all the rest."
"He's done nothing illegal, nothing unseemly, nothing improper, but lots that's impolitic," Will added. "And he's now in the politics business."
Political strategist and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd said "there's obviously something there" in Romney's tax returns that he doesn't want public, adding that Romney's refusal to release his prior returns was a sign of "arrogance."
"There's obviously something there, because if there was nothing there, he would say, 'Have at it,'" Dowd said. "So there's obviously something there that compromises what he said in the past about something."
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Politics a business. yup.. and pretty much bankrupt when it comes to the Left.
Ahhhhhhhhhh... another thrilling installment of “When RINOs Bicker.”
“There’s obviously something there, because if there was nothing there, he would say, ‘Have at it,’” Dowd said.
You mean, like Jug Ears’ sealed records? Why isn’t he saying “have at it”?
Of course Stepinvomitus would never ask to see Zer0’s birth certificate, college transcripts, college thesis, law review records, etc,etc,etc,etc,etc,etc.
Relax, be patient. /sarc
but wait, there’s more..
some might call it ‘piling on’, the Leftist media will sure spin it that way.
Republican Governors to Romney: Release Tax Returns, Offer More Specifics
Is he talking about 0bama's education records and birth certificate?
Hey George, don’t you think if there was something there Obama and the IRS would have found it by now. While the Dems are putting up a united front against Romney we have Goerge Will playing right into their hands. Pitiful!
Honestly? I’ve followed Will for years. Each year, each simpering, quisling across-the-aisle accomodation he spews forth on his cush “token faux conservative” DC Media show appearance, pushes me further and further into the “go f@ck yourself, Will” column. I could give a damn what this featherbedding, bow-tied Nancy boy has to say. If I met him face to face, I’d deck his ass.
This demand for Romney documents is a laughing stock, when the Nimrod in Chief can’t even provide his own birth certificate, can’t even explain why he uses a Connecticut social security number, when he never resided there.
Perhaps George Will should pull his head out of his ass, and start taking Obama to task for what he’s give him a four year pass for.
If Will treats Romney like he did Obama, he’ll start asking about documents in 2016 if ever...
..er, my mistake. It's only Obama that Will wants to protect from needing to prove anything.
Hey Georgino, you really turned out to be a horses’ @$$. obama spent millions to keep everything relevant from te voters and is systematically destroying the fabric of this country to boot.
And you’ve got the stones to blast Romney for his offshore financial records? You spineless fish.
George Will has become quite the disappointment lately. Will is quite intelligent, quick witted, but his common sense seems to be sorely lacking. How transparent has obama been with his personal records?
What about all the F&F documents that haven’t been released? obama used executive privilege to hide those documents. What’s he hiding? Those seem just a tad more important than someone’s tax returns.
Will needs to dip into the common sense and principles well more often. His take on CJ Roberts’ decision was nothing short of ...well....idiotic.
If he does release them, he should also release every school record he can find, and make a BIG deal about them.
I agree he is intelligent, and somewhat unique in his demeanor. However, this doesn’t excuse his utter disregard for the other side of the conservative viewpoint.
He is, because he is isolated within the DC political pundit media as a token conservative, completely oblivious to ‘conservative America’....the conservative America that actuallly pays taxes, works, raises (tries to) their children in a wholesome, God-fearing environment.
He is now only interested now in accomodating and appearing as the subservient ‘loyal opposition’ - but with not too much opposition. I still maintain he is a whimpering simp, too caught up in his own role as a faux-conservative. He’s become too accustomed to his surroundings and has lost the will (pun) to remember what put him there in the first place. He is lost.
Will George Will demand that Obama release his real Kenyan birth Certificate?
Will George Will demand that Obama release his alleged college transcripts?
Will George Will demand that Obama release his Kindergarden transcripts?
Will George Will demand that Obama release his adoption records?
Will George Will demand that Obama release the Indonesian Passport he used to travel to Pakistan?
Will George Will demand that Obama release a sample of his DNA so that it can be matched to Malcolm X, Jimi Hendrix or Frank Marshal Davis?
Will George Will demand that Obama release his children’s DNA so that we can make sure his kids are really his kids?
Will George Will demand that Obama release his lengthy arrest record?
Will George Will demand that Obama release his FBI, KGB and CIA files?
“Will George Will demand...”
Will George Will just SHUT UP!
Romney should lay down a gauntlet and just say he will release his tax returns if Obama releases his college transcripts and medical records.
That's not George Will's job. That's something John Boehner needs to do.
Romney could demand Obama release those things, he's Obama's opponent.
No, Romney should unilaterally release a package with his tax records, his college transcripts, his medical records, his student loan records, his birth certificate and anything else that a might be of relevance. THEN, he can accuse Obama of not being transparent. In the meantime, he is merely playing the same game Obama is.