Adding to the list of local newspapers calling on Romney to release his tax returns today is the Union Leader . Last week we noted that both the Concord Monitor and the Nashua Telegraph chimed in to the conversations with the belief that the he is not only hiding something but also offered theories as to what that may be.
Yet, he still has not released his tax returns.
"There is no place for secrecy or, indeed, privacy in a Presidential campaign. If you want the job, you have subject yourself to the scrutiny. You have to be prepared to stand and explain, indeed, justify, your actions."
Romney has not. Surely he could not have believed that he could withstand any storm that developed by bluffing his way through it? If so, it hasn't worked:
"Maintaining the secrecy creates the impression, justly or not, that there is something there to hid. No escaping that reality. The impress is there."
How can we evaluate what Romney's economic plan is when he's hiding information from us? Romney's taxes do matter.
If you agree that Romney should release his tax returns, add your name to the list of Granite Staters who think Romney needs to come clean and show us his taxes.