Democratic Senator Harry Reid says he knows for a fact Mitt hasn’t paid his fair share or any income tax for a decade. He got the inside scoop from a Bain Capital business associate of Romney’s.
Reid went on to say, “Hey if its not true prove it, show us several years of your income tax returns, other candidates for this high office have and do…”
Could this be the bullet that sinks Mitt?
From what we know in what should be a close election, anything that lingers sure could have a big effect and Romney is already the underdog.
Republican Committee Chief Reince Preibus is calling Harry Reid, “a dirty liar.”
So the battle begins.
Former President Lyndon Johnson was trailing his opponent for a US Senate seat in 1948. The man was a wealthy pig farmer and Johnson put it our there that the guy had carnal knowledge with his barnyard animals.
Holy molly, it worked!
Johnson came from behind and won. When he was asked by an aide if it was true, Johnson said, “Who cares, let the bastard come out and defend it!”
We saw John Kerry in a position to beat George W. Bush several years back however the Republicans put it out there that John’s heroic deeds in Vietnam were untrue. That he not only exaggerated, but lied. It likely was his deathblow.
What is probable here?
Of course Mitt Romney has paid his taxes. There are some years where with deductions, there was little if any money paid maybe. Maybe. But if the public sees that on income of more than say 20 million dollars it will piss them off.
The Democrats are well aware of this of course.
One of the knocks on Mitt is he’s “out of touch” with the problems of average Americans who have been hurt by financial issues due to a slow economy.