Why don’t most Americans believe Mitt Romney when he says that he gained no tax benefits by investing money in funds based in the Cayman Islands and other overseas jurisdictions? Did he send his money there so it could get a tan?
That’s why people wonder if something unsavory happened.
If Romney doesn’t want people to think he’s hiding something and avoiding the truth, all he has to do to stop the discussion is release 12 years of tax returns, just like his father did, and then the questions will vanish.
From the Keystone Kops and the Marx Brothers to all the other exponents of the absurdity of the human condition, none can nearly match Romney for the absurd response he gave Fox News anchor Chris Wallace when Wallace asked him why he refused to close his overseas investments before running for president in 2008.
Romney said, “I’m not going to hide who I am … to try to avoid the truth.” Yes, he actually said that.