I am writing to ask again that the Governor release multiple years of tax returns, but also to make an offer that should address his concerns about the additional disclosures. Governor Romney apparently fears that the more he offers, the more our campaign will demand that he provide. So I am prepared to provide assurances on just that point: if the Governor will release five years of returns, I commit in turn that we will not criticize him for not releasing more–neither in ads nor in other public communications or commentary for the rest of the campaign. [...] – Letter from Jim Messina to Matt Rhoades
No negative ads from Team Obama, no criticism, just transparency.
They’re answering Ann Romney’s biggest fears.
How Mitt Romney got himself in this position is truly one for the books. It’s not enough to say you paid 13%, because everyone knows that most middle class workers and their families pay a lot more and the unfairness of it just seems wrong.
So, the question as to whether Mitt Romney’s new offense on his taxes had worked is answered. The answer it yes, that is if you wanted to open up the subject again for Democrats.
Photo: Official White House photo by Pete Souza
This post has been updated.