As a side note, this is why the American press is a failure. Mitt Romney didn’t ‘sidestep’, he wasn’t ‘slightly inaccurate’ – he lied.
If President Obama loses, will one of the main reasons be that the American Press were cowards in failing to inform and report the truth about what Mitt Romney said?
Misinformation. Disinformation. Lies. Hiding from questions. (And don’t bother with ‘See he went to FOX’. FOX is the 24 hour Romney and Republican Advertising Agency.)
‘Mitt Romney offered a slightly inaccurate version of his tax return history in an interview today, saying he’s released two years of tax returns and that he has released the “same level of information” as John McCain and John Kerry’.
“We’ve of course released all the financial statements that are required by law and then two years of tax returns—the most recent year will be released as soon as that’s prepared,” Romney told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto. ”Other financial disclosure is there, the same information that John McCain, or John Kerry for that matter released when they were running for president.”
‘The presumptive GOP nominee has released one year of his returns and an estimate of his 2011 returns. He received an extension and said at the time he would release them in the next six months, which would be October’.
‘John McCain released two years, but John Kerry actually released more than that in his 2004 race, going back to 1999. He released many more returns as a United States senator, as many as twenty’.
‘Cavuto asked Romney if he feels the need to respond to calls for him to release more than the single year he has released. ”The Democrats are always going to be critics,” Romney answered’.
‘His father, George Romney, started the precedent of presidential candidates’ releasing returns when he released 12 years during his 1968 run for president, but Mitt Romney has so far resisted calls for to release more years. President Obama has released 12 years’.
From : http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/on-question-of-releasing-taxes-romney-sidesteps-again/