Mitt Romney

Obama Team Makes Romney Camp an Offer

If Romney releases tax returns Obama will stop talking about it.

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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama's campaign is offering Mitt Romney a deal: if he releases five years of tax returns, Obama's team won't criticize him for not releasing any more.

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina made the offer to Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades in a letter Friday. Messina says he is taking the step because Romney "apparently fears the more he offers, the more our campaign will demand that he provide."

Romney released his 2010 taxes and plans to release his 2011 returns. Messina says he wants Romney to provide three more years of returns.

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  1. Yes, Romney earned a quarter of a billion dollars by walking deals such as this. If Romney were to provide additional years of tax returns, Obama, his PACS and the bought and sold media would have 80 days of new opportunities to smear and deflect away from actual issues.

    As long as the Obama campaign can frame the debate around such *essential* and *pressing* concerns as Mitt’s tax rate, Seamus the dog, and Rebublican desires to bring back slavery, they have a chance in this election. However, once the discussion turns to bigger government, borrowing and spending into oblivion, and the overal misery index, Obama’s chance at reelection is nil.

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