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Harry Reid stirring up big trouble saying an extremely credible source told him.
The Mitt Romney didn't pay taxes for ten years.
Outrage including Republican national committee chair rights bravest who called him a liar.
But Obama came and advisor David Axelrod defended raid on FOX News Sunday over the weekend.
I have I don't know who -- was talking to end the the point here though -- says.
The Romney campaign and governor -- we can resolve this in ten seconds they can release the tax returns they gave.
23 years of tax returns to John McCain they've given one in Europe tax returns to the American people -- governor Romney's father who pioneered the release of tax returns when he ran for president gave out twelve years of tax returns because he said one year can be.
Misleading why don't they just put this to rest what is it that he's -- Bill crystal clear editor of the weekly standard joining us now from Washington DC.
A dirty tactic bell but is -- a dangerous diversion for Mitt Romney.
It's a dirty tactic.
The dirty tactic sometimes work in politics and and other walks of life I guess if they're not fought back against effectively.
But I don't think go complaining about it or saying that -- that's a very nice of him or doesn't have any proof which is certainly true that he doesn't.
It's gonna necessarily.
Be enough to.
And to prevent it from doing some damage and the damage is done -- the tax returns aren't there.
And I do think the easiest thing to do would be to release attacking terrorists are obviously not because Harry -- -- for the just do.
And this debate and so we can have a debate on public policy which I think Mitt Romney can went.
What do you do what are the chances that -- happened that more years are released and we should point out.
The one full -- been released there's an estimate so far for 2011 but what are the chances that more years come out from the Romney campaign.
I don't know -- -- governor Riley seems stubborn about it and I can understand his annoyance that is in the nation and a sense of privacy at all -- but.
He's been running for president Odyssey for five or six years I think that he has released.
When -- release and other what -- you say it's a little hard to know what the principle is that allows you to say two years but not five or six or even ten.
I don't think it's -- too many damaged release the others and I just think -- a practical hard headed matter we can be indignant Harry Reid.
Well we walk we can say that American politics should respect that people's privacy that Mitt Romney's a -- -- -- -- We can say that all we want but as someone has been through a few these campaigns -- just say analytically.
I believe would be better off getting it out of the way and then turning to campaign into -- bigger campaign into a campaign about the future of the country I think he wins that campaign.
If he gets mired debt into -- he said she said that's an unfair attack.
But where is that tax return type campaign I'm worried at that kind of tactical.
Knife fight campaign that Obama might be able to hang on -- win.
So far didn't get nasty has been working and it seems as if -- you can disagree -- That the Romney campaign has not been to rise above -- so this thing.
Yeah I think there -- two ways you can deal with you know this kind of nasty can't that you could be -- in response that might work if might not it's not really -- this nature.
And I think it's hard to do against a sitting president to remain somewhat.
Personally popular or you can rise above the -- -- this and say why you kidding me this is about the future of the country.
And here's my agenda and here's governor his president Obama's agenda and here's why it might -- better for the country I think that's an easy case Mitt Romney to make I'm worried that he's.
Getting bogged down in the nastiness and and -- defense on the -- us.
And you know that people could announce Harry -- all they want -- Harry -- not on the ticket the -- you want to discredit nasty political effort as you get your surrogate to attack.
The other the other team's principal -- -- one got -- the other side he gets to Baghdad there's a fight with Harry Reid Barack Obama sort of sales above it.
I did -- for the worst of both worlds bureaucrats sort of fighting it has to fight -- Harry Reid and President Obama gets a talk about his vision of the future.
The bill was great to talk to please come back we have to see you very soon because effects it -- -- the nastiness won't go way down and guess about that Bill Kristol of the weekly standard take care now.
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