THE HUFFINGTON POST did an interview with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In it he just happens to mention that Mr. Romney’s tax problems, including why he can’t reveal more returns, revolves around a gossipy tidbit delivered to him by an anonymous source, whom Reid won’t name, who said Romney didn’t pay taxes for a decade.
Saying he had “no problem with somebody being really, really wealthy,” Reid sat up in his chair a bit before stirring the pot further. A month or so ago, he said, a person who had invested with Bain Capital called his office.
“Harry, he didn’t pay any taxes for 10 years,” Reid recounted the person as saying.
“He didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain,” said Reid. “But obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?
Anyone who’s covered presidential candidates has dealt with this type of stuff, including myself. Anonymous sources have all sorts of great information, but often are too afraid of what will happen to them financially if they cross someone politically powerful, especially if that person could end up being president.
But without verification it’s worthless. But it’s still interesting to ponder, as well as being good for keeping Mitt Romney’s secrecy fetish in the news, which is important for Team Obama.
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