Obama Says Romney Needs to Be an ‘Open Book’
In an interview Monday night with Manchester, N.H., ABC affiliate WMUR, Obama stressed the need for transparency when asked whether Romney’s offshore finances, including a Swiss bank account, disqualified him for office or made him unpatriotic.
“What’s important is if you are running for president is that the American people know who you are and what you’ve done and that you’re an open book. And that’s been true of every presidential candidate dating all the way back to Mitt Romney’s father,” Obama told reporter Josh McElveen.
George Romney released 12 years worth of tax returns. President Obama also released that many as a candidate in 2008 and has each year since. Mitt Romney in January released one year of returns -- 2010 -- following immense pressure from his GOP primary rivals and Democrats.
“Obviously there are unpleasant aspects of being poked and probed, and I understand that,” Obama said. “But it’s important for you to say here’s who I am, and here’s how I’ve done.”
The comments, coming as part of a week-long campaign by Democrats attacking Romney’s foreign investments, are not Obama’s first to directly pressure Romney to reveal more details of his finances.
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Free Republic poster Pollster1 sums it up: "Romney should be an open book, as should all candidates for the White House. Romney should release his original long form birth certificate, his full tax returns for the last five or more years, his full official college transcripts and records from all colleges attended, and an explanation that answers any questions regarding his Social Security number.
Then he should demand that Obama do the same." SOURCE.
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