Mitt Romney Is a Terrible Candidate

image of a piece of dry white toast
A piece of dry white toast is what the name Harry Reid conjures for me. The Democratic Senate Majority Leader is, I'm sure, a very nice man, but he is, to be charitable, a less than dynamic politician. No one has ever accused Harry Reid of being an attack dog. Or even a wild piece of rye toast. He's pretty bland, is what I'm saying.

So it's truly indicative of what a terrible, and weak, candidate Mitt Romney is that even Harry Reid is going all pumpernickel toast on his ass:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has what he says is an informed explanation for why Mitt Romney refuses to release additional tax returns. According a Bain investor, Reid charged, Romney didn't pay any taxes for 10 years.

...Saying he had "no problem with somebody being really, really wealthy," Reid sat up in his chair a bit before stirring the pot further. A month or so ago, he said, a person who had invested with Bain Capital called his office.

"Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years," Reid recounted the person as saying.

"He didn't pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that's true? Well, I'm not certain," said Reid. "But obviously he can't release those tax returns. How would it look?

"[The media] have said his wealth is $250 million," Reid went on. "Not a chance in the world. It's a lot more than that. I mean, you do pretty well if you don't pay taxes for 10 years when you're making millions and millions of dollars."

The best part about this interview is that Harry Reid, who the article amusingly notes is "known more as a back room brawler than a public flamethrower," is the fact that Reid doesn't even know if it's true that Romney hasn't paid taxes in 10 years and says it anyway, thus making it a challenge to Mitt Romney to prove him wrong. Which is a pretty shady move straight from the Karl Rove playbook. Or would be, if a candidate's tax returns weren't a totally relevant and fair issue.

Good one, Senator Reid.

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