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Joining us now fox is digital politics editor Chris -- Walt.
Chris let's let's start with.
-- the decision to release those taxes in the midst of the debate last evening.
Pretty Smart move right Smart -- sticking it to -- and obviously the number one goal for Gingrich is that the tax issue that if he can get a boost out of South Carolina that he can go down to Florida.
With this tax issue front and center on Romney.
And increase the pressure on Romney to release the returns.
Here's what I don't quite yet I haven't met a single person you may now be come with the first who actually remembers or knows.
Anything about the tax information of any previous presidential candidate.
-- do you remember Bill Clinton's underwear.
Win the clintons when the clintons released their tax returns it came out that they had itemize their deductions to the point.
Of counting the used undergarments.
That they get to the Salvation Army as there's we remember -- charitable giving.
We remember things we remember little highlights that stick out.
Those highlights that -- up perhaps low -- under.
You're up at expeditors buying back a at the rest of us haven't really paid much attention and -- many of us scratch our heads trying to figure what in the world.
We've all of this precious time to talk about substantive issues we're talking about tax returns.
And Mitt Romney recurring problem he gets booed just discussing it I suppose in part simply because he's stammer -- did so.
Part of it is -- they were part of it is cynicism.
Mitt Romney's answer to this sounds rather cynical because instead of saying.
I want to release the tax returns he says oh they'll use it against the Obama campaign we used against you so I'm gonna do it in a document dump and April so they can only go through it one time.
And you think if I'm the voters and undecided -- in South Carolina -- -- why -- I see them if if you're gonna release them eventually YK and I see them now.
I thought Mitt Romney's.
Prominent supporter the former governor about New Hampshire.
They're giving sound and complete advice on this issue and so did governor -- Chris Christie of New Jersey.
-- he doesn't seem to want to take it Sununu said.
First of all all talking with our colleague -- from a column.
On Fox News -- -- you know one.
-- Ron Paul will not release his tax return correct -- Rick Santorum hasn't made his -- yet.
And Newt Gingrich released one year what's the big deal who's being the most transparent here.
Well it's true but at the same time.
One of the reasons Gingrich has been successful in dogging Romney.
To this point is that he uses arguments that establishment press outlets will give him a megaphone for.
They won't give him a megaphone to talk about in -- -- on abortion and or other issues that are important to conservative voters.
But you can certainly get the New York Times and others to sign up if what you're -- matter issues that they like to talk about.
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