There is a difference between a birth certificate and a tax return.
I find it interesting that after years of hearing "conservatives"
hammer Obama over their percieved view that he would not disclose information
about his past, mow Romney is balking at releasing his tax returns. Romney on
begrudgingly agreed to release last years return, stating the he was in the
lowest tax bracket. This is in deep contrast to the president his own father
set by releasing over 12 years worth of returns, a tradition followed by every
major candidate ever since including the Obamas. So, so much for
the full disclosure claims from the tea party crowd. It turns out they just
aren't as different then those sitting on the other side of the isle. This will
surely not dampen the support of those who claim Romney infallibility, but those
who actually are seeking to know the candidates better, this will raise some
questions on what Mit is trying to hold back.
If I recall right. There was an earlier story out that Mitt contributed more
than any other candidate to charities (total amount and rate). If
each candidate were to factor in both taxes and contributions rates, I'll bet
Mitt's combined contributions/taxes are at a greater rate then any of the other
My2cents.What qualification does Romney lack?
I disagree that Paul "stumbled" on foreign policy issues. He has *a
lot* of ground to try to cover in his 60 seconds to respond to all the misguided
stances paraded by the other candidates and too many in our media.Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq ever attacked us, for instance. The Afghanis
tried to hand bin Laden over instead of being attacked -- but the US was already
planning to "remake" the region rather than going after bin Laden and
the offer was rebuffed, for instance. We've fought for nearly 10 years in
Afghanistan -- largely against those that simply oppose unsanctioned killings in
an undeclared war against their nation ... instead of seeking bin Laden and his
cohorts who had all fled the country within weeks of our military actions. The
list goes on and on.At any rate -- and regardless of how much one
has studied why we're over there and what we're doing now -- to "BOO!"
Paul when he modestly suggested that the 'Golden Rule' is an important principle
for a nation like ours was particularly disheartening to me. Paul is right on
many things. I'm very grateful he is in the debates to stand up for these
Like I have always said, Romney is an ObamaNomics advocate in disguise with no
qualifications to be president. One unqualified president is enough in every 100