Despite pressure – even within his party – to release the tax returns, the Romney campaign is standing pat. Responding to critics, Anne Romney said: 'We've given all you people need to know.'
Why won’t Mitt Romney release his tax returns? He’s getting hammered on this every day. Even some Republicans are predicting that he’ll have to release them eventually. Over at the conservative RedState website, editor Erick Erickson says it’s clear President Obama will try to make Mr. Romney’s tax returns an issue until November.
Mr. Erickson writes today that he just wishes Romney would try to tie release of his returns to release of Mr. Obama’s college transcripts or more documents dealing with the Justice Department’s controversial Fast and Furious gun-walking incident.
“Romney might as well try to score some solid points on this before taking what will be spun, rightly or wrongly, as a hit. But we all know he’s going to cave,” writes Erickson.
Well, maybe. Ann Romney sounded Thursday as if the Romney camp is determined to ride this out. During an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America she said that her husband has nothing to hide and that the fact he took no salary as governor of Massachusetts and gives 10 percent of his income to the Mormon Church shows he’s a “generous person.”
“We’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and how we live our life,” said Mrs. Romney.