The Obama campaign is joining Democrats slamming Mitt Romney over his offshore accounts, by releasing a new web video, asking the GOP presidential nominee to answer several questions about a newly reported company in Bermuda. Campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt says in the video: “Isn’t it too much to ask that a candidate for president explain why he chose to invest in other countries that are known as tax havens rather than in the United States?”
The same way President Obama’s patriotism was attacked by the right, so too should Mitt Romney’s patriotism to his country. This raises the question of exactly why he doesn’t want to release his tax returns for previous years prior to 2010 and why he won’t release his 2011 returns until closer to the election. Um, to echo a comment directed at then-Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, “if you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.” No matter how Mitt Romney evades this discussion, it still stinks, considering he’s running for the highest position in this country.