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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:04 PM

Mitt Romney is gripped with fear about releasing his tax returns

Flashback to this claim by Abby Huntsman, Jon Huntsman's daughter:

In fact, according to people close to the situation, Romney would drop out of the presidential race before ever releasing further tax returns.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/abby-huntsman/mitt-romney-tax-returns_b_1675711.html

On edit, Mitt's own comments certainly add credibility to the claim:

Romney Suggests Releasing Additional Tax Returns Could Be Politically Damaging
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/07/16/519241/romney-suggests-releasing-additional-tax-returns-could-be-politically-damaging/

What the hell is Mitt hiding?

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Reply Mitt Romney is gripped with fear about releasing his tax returns (Original post)
ProSense Aug 2012 OP
ProSense Aug 2012 #1
Celebrate2012Victory Aug 2012 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2012 #3
blkmusclmachine Aug 2012 #4
sa2968 Aug 2012 #5
lobodons Aug 2012 #6
RC Aug 2012 #7
CK_John Aug 2012 #11
cbdo2007 Aug 2012 #15
Volaris Aug 2012 #16
yellowcanine Aug 2012 #17
klook Aug 2012 #8
Stooge Aug 2012 #9
hifiguy Aug 2012 #10
lonestarnot Aug 2012 #12
klook Aug 2012 #13
ProSense Aug 2012 #14
lonestarnot Aug 2012 #18
CRH Aug 2012 #19

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:59 PM

1. Kick! n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:03 PM

2. 100 days or less to go!

Time to stop gloating about this dumby losing and focus on getting out the vote!
If you haven't already talked to your local Senator/Congressperson running for office, give them a call today.
We need boots on the ground to canvas, work the phones, etc.

I'm in Massachusetts, Ms. Warren deserves a fighting chance.

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Response to Celebrate2012Victory (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:06 PM

3. Welcome to DU, Celebrate2012Victory!

I'm glad you found us!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:33 PM

4. What's he hiding??

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:40 PM

5. The slow motion death of this campaign is ...

...pretty enjoyable! I cannot WAIT for the first books, around the middle of Obama's second term, providing an "insider account" of the failed Romney campaign and who's at fault and how out of touch he really was behind the scenes, as his lifelong megalomaniacal obsession for the ultimate position of power was slowly, excruciatingly ripped from his grasp.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:44 PM

6. Its all about his Planet

Its not about Privacy, the Presidency or even politics. Its all about his Planet. Romney knows if he releases his tax returns he loses his Planet. (Unless of course he can retroactively regain compliance with the Elders.)

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:47 PM

7. The Republican Convention could be a game changer.

 

Do they have someone in the wings to replace Romney? Some unknown we will not have time to fully vet before the elections?
I would not put it past them.

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Response to RC (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:50 PM

11. Think Gov Pataki NY already vetted. nt

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Response to RC (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:17 AM

15. There is absolutely no chance Romney will make it past the convention....

I'm guessing he'll either drop out of the race or will be removed by the powers that be.

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Response to RC (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:37 AM

16. Anyone they could put up as a "known" name, can bet their ass

that Axelrod already has a file on them, with more pieces of paper being added every day. Anyone NOT well-enough known to merit an oppo.research file, will be so inadequate to the task of pulling this out that Team Obama will finish this with their EYES CLOSED.
Coulter was RIGHT. (and yes saying that with a straight face makes me feel all weird inside)

ON EDIT...
It occurs to me that MAYBE Ron Paul could pull a party nomination out of this. He won't win (he's too much into the idea we should leave Iran the hell alone for way too many neoCon wannabee Republicans to feel comfortable voting for him) but it WOULD make for very interesting debate topics, that COULD serve to drive the Democratic Party back to the left on issues of PERSONAL liberty (the failed Drug War, Due Process, etc.). It would be a debate I would PAY money to see, because I think we would get to see the difference between Obama the Constitutional Law Professor, and Obama the President (who, at times and by necessity, makes policy decisions based on POLITICAL calculations), and the line that the man has decided to draw between the two, based on not much more than what he considers to be his own good judgment, and the judgments of people he trusts. I know others here will disagree with the above assessment, and that's fine, but I would consider it a very useful intellectual exercise that I kind of think the Party needs to have with itself.

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Response to RC (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:47 AM

17. There is no "knight in shining armor on a white horse" to save the Republicans.

They are stuck with the little man on the wedding cake.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:54 PM

8. Married filing joint with 5 wives?



"Aw, c'mon Willard, cantcha take a joke?"

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Response to klook (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:23 PM

9. their angle

GOP still wants to see BO grades...lol

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:28 PM

10. A catacomb's worth of skeletons.

Paying next to nothing or getting huge refunds, for one. Taking advantage of the amnesty for Swiss accounts for another. Bank on it.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:52 PM

12. Perhaps he's a fraudster?

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:18 PM

13. Or maybe his charitable donations included Planned Parenthood

during his "RINO" days.

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:08 AM

14. That's highly

"Perhaps he's a fraudster?"

...possible.

The point is that Romney's returns will be revealing.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021065191

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Response to ProSense (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 11:14 PM

18. Those pugs are always pissing their pants out of some fear. He's already tried to start a war.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 11:45 PM

19. The Focus on the returns could come from a different angle, too ...

In ten years of returns, focus could also be placed on what his specific investments were.

In the world of global finance and investment, it could be some foreign investments could be either embarrassing or even violate some US embargoes and sanctions. If he invested in a French or other european firm that supplied nuclear technology or centrifuge parts to Iran. Or violating the embargo to Cuba, or North Korea. There are any number of possibilities of investments that would appeal to a global investor, that would be very unattractive if you were running for president.

Though it could be monetary concerns like paying little or no taxes, it could also be in what, and where he was invested, if the money was repatriated or stashed, and at what time he was invested in foreign companies, in relation to past foreign policy. The possibilities are endless, and could conceivably include trading with the enemy in a convoluted fashion. That has been known to happen in the past, Prescot comes to mind.

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