?They?re a bunch of cowards, and they?re avoiding the issue,? said David Krone, Reid?s chief of staff, in an interview with POLITICO on Sunday night. ?Lindsey Graham, Reince Priebus ? they?re a bunch of henchmen for Romney, and they?re all reading off the same talking points. They couldn?t hold a candle to Harry Reid.?I'm not sure why Republicans think getting into a fight with Harry Reid, who isn't running for anything, helps them out, but I can see why they don't want to actually address the issue: the fact that Mitt Romney refuses to release any tax returns before 2010. Given the precedent set by Romney's own father and by President Obama?and the fact that voters overwhelmingly want Romney to release his returns?I'd be scared to defend Romney's tax return secrecy too.
Krone added: ?What Harry Reid said is the fact of what he was told. To turn it around, all their childish rants this weekend about calling Reid a ?liar? and all that, it just shows you how scared they are that Harry Reid was telling the truth.?
But you know who's most scared of all about whatever lurks within Mitt Romney's tax returns? Mitt Romney. And that's why he won't release them.