If Mitt Romney asked for ten years of tax returns from those on his vice presidential shortlist, including Paul Ryan, why should the American people expect anything less from Romney himself? Obama for America has released a new video that offers five big reasons we ought to know:

Mediaite has an irreverent take on why Mitt might not be releasing his tax returns:

Romney won’t specify which tax deductions he’d close – his advisors have said it would be politically “suicidal” to do so. But tax experts have run the numbers, including the experts that Mitt Romney cites to tout his own plan. They say Romney would have to raise taxes on middle class families in order to pay for his $5 trillion in tax cuts skewed toward millionaires and billionaires.

A Princeton University expert, whose study is cited by Romney as evidence that his plan is viable, actually finds that Romney’s proposed tax cuts would only work if he mostly reduced the mortgage deduction:

And across the country, Romney is drawing criticism for his rush to politicize an international tragedy. Now the reviews are coming in as to what his choices, and “ready, shoot, aim” style, could mean for the Presidency.

The Virginian Pilot on Romney’s “gaffe”:

  •   The Roanoke Times on Romney’s “ready, shoot, aim” foreign-policy strategy:
  •   The Reaction talks about why Romney’s reaction is important to pay attention to:
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3 Responses to Video | More Romney RUMBLINGS & FUMBLINGS & TAX RETURNS?

  1. Ametia says:

    Mitt Romney lags in swing states, polls show
    By Nia-Malika Henderson, Updated: Friday, September 14, 12:01 PM

    A slew of new polls suggests that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is lagging behind President Obama in several crucial swing states.
    The polls may be the best indicator yet that a post-convention bounce has given the president’s campaign a surge of momentum 53 days before the election — at least for now

    Though the Romney campaign has shrugged off the uptick in polls for Obama as a “sugar high,” Republicans are pushing Romney to refocus his message on the economy and get more specific about his agenda in response. Romney has been diverted from his core message by foreign policy debates this week, facing pushback from prominent conservatives over his criticism of Obama after the violence in Egypt and Libya.

    An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows Romney trailing Obama by at least five points in Florida, Virginia and Ohio, all states that Obama won in 2008.

    In Florida, which has 29 electoral votes — up from 27 in 2008 — Obama has a five-point lead among likely voters and an eight-point lead among registered voters.

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