Romney’s insistence on keeping his financial background secret by not releasing more than two (heavily edited) tax returns would be considered more than hinky in some circles — they’re still “working on” last year’s return! That tells me everything I need to know about Willard and how he feels about his past (all that “business experience”!) by what his returns would tell us. And it confirms why I would never risk putting this character in the White House.
Duncan Black: ”Mitt’s had, at the very least, 6 years to know that he’d better make his tax returns appear to be a bit less corrupt than they presumably do. And he didn’t do it. Forget the tax shenanigans, it’s the judgment.”
digby: ”Mitt has known since at least 2006 that he wanted to be the leader of most powerful nation on earth and probably much longer than that. But apparently he’s never wanted it so much that he would willingly pay his taxes in such a way that they would be above reproach. Or to put it another way, if he thought he would be forced to choose between giving up a fair share of his vast quarter billion dollar fortune or leading the United States of America, he would have chosen his money.”