Afraid to force the Republican Presidential likely nominee to answer questions.
This, more then any thing else, is why Mitt Romney may well be the next President of the United States.
The failure of the press.
1. ‘Romney won’t say whether he would undo Obama’s decision to end deportations of DREAM-eligible immigrants’.
“We’ll look at that — we’ll look at that setting as we– as we reach that.”
2. ‘Romney won’t say whether he’d support the Paycheck Fairness Act’.
‘His campaign didn’t respond to five requests by the conservative Washington Times seeking his stance on the bill’.
3. ‘Romney won’t specify which tax loopholes he’d close’.
‘Romney refused to offer any specifics on a plan that he has admitted is so vague it cannot even be scored, saying only, “We’ll go through that process with Congress.”
4. ‘Romney won’t say which federal agencies he’d eliminate’.
‘Why? Because he feared telling the voters his plans before the election might hurt his political chances, just as it did in his 1994 Senate race’.
5. ‘Romney won’t say whether he supports the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act’.
‘Romney said, “I’m not going to go back and look at all the prior laws and say had I been there which ones would I have supported and signed.”
6. ‘Romney won’t say whether he’d support full reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Ac’t’.
‘Romney would not specify whether he supported the bipartisan Senate version or the GOP House rolllback bill. His spokeswoman said only that he “hopes [the bill] can be reauthorized without turning it into a political football.”
7. ‘Romney won’t say whether say whether he’d eliminate the “carried interest” tax break for private equity partners’.
‘Romney’s campaign has refused to answer questions about whether he supports eliminating the “carried interest” tax break for private equity partners, even when asked directly, saying only that we should probably “take a close look at to see if we’re treating capital gains as capital gains or are we treating, in some cases, carried interest as capital gains when it’s more like ordinary income.”
‘Whether or not Romney can continue to campaign while avoiding taking a position on so many important issues depends on the how the media reacts. There are dozens of reporters following Romney every day. They can choose to either give him a pass on these important policy issues or continue asking him until he provides an answer’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/06/18/501218/the-7-major-issues-mitt-romney-wont-take-a-position-on/