What? When was the last time a nominee from one of the major parties declined to release their tax returns? What is Mitt trying to hide? This likely won't go over well if he is chosen to go up against Obama.
Mitt Romney, who is one of the wealthiest men ever to seek the presidency, said on Wednesday that he had no intention of releasing his tax returns if he became the Republican presidential nominee, breaking with a long tradition in both parties.Update: Gingrich's spokesperson emailed the following note to reporters:
“I doubt it,” Mr. Romney said, according to a transcript of the interview provided by NBC News. “I will provide all the financial info, which is an extraordinary pile of documents which show investments and so forth.”
“But you won’t do the tax returns?” asked Chuck Todd, host of “The Daily Rundown.”
“I don’t intend to release the tax returns. I don’t,” Mr. Romney responded.
Presidential candidates from both parties — including John McCain, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Al Gore and even George Romney, Mr. Romney’s father, who ran in 1968 — have routinely released their tax returns....
Just in case you were curious, Newt Gingrich plans to release his income tax returns if he is the GOP nominee.