Mitt Romney is refusing to release his tax records for the same reason Bill Clinton or Anthony Weiner refused to admit that they were fooling around on their wives: they think they can get away with it. It’s ego, pure and simple.
Of course they always end up coming clean, so to speak, and I’m guessing that Mr. Romney will release his taxes — at least more of them than the last two years — by the end of the month. They will probably contain some embarrassing revelations like the possibility that he didn’t pay any taxes at all in 2009, and the chatter will continue for a few weeks. (Well, the Republicans did say they wanted the election to be about the economy and taxes, didn’t they?) But I just don’t get it why they think they have to go through all of this for the sake of their precious ego.
Get over yourselves.