Another interesting revelation about Willard’s non-revelations came to light this week. Romney saw to it that the American public is unable to examine his tenure running the Olympic games with any particularity in order to evaluate his capabilities in running a large organization. The reason this cannot be done is simple. The documents generated by his activities concerning the Olympics have been destroyed. Does this sound familiar? Have we heard this tune before? Why in the world would these documents be destroyed? What is the man hiding? When Willard left his job as governor of Massachusetts every document, every computer, every e-mail was destroyed. Why were these documents and e-mails destroyed? What about his activities as governor of Massachusetts is the man hiding? As a presidential candidate, Willard’s refuses to release his income tax returns so that his candidacy can be evaluated. The brief glimpse of one year raises some questions about his commitment to America as he’s shipped millions of dollars in various foreign bank accounts generally used by tax evaders and thieves. His IRA is worth $106 million dollars when by law the contributions to such a device is limited to $6000 per annum. How did he do that? There may be perfectly valid reasons for so doing, but if there is, Willard ain’t telling. The question is why not? What does he have to hide in this go-round? Then, there’s the vagueness of his campaign policies and principles. He is heavy on the criticism of Obama, but offers nothing of substance as to what he would do differently, except for lowering taxes on the very rich. What do we really know about the man, his policies, his thinking? I guess what one needs to do is read the Tea Party Manifesto, if there is one, to understand Willard’s opinions. In that regard he is like a puppet on a string, dancing along with whatever far right thinking emerges from the Tea Party.
As Maureen Dowd said in today’s New York Times, “So far, Mitt’s casting a shadowy silhouette, hiding his fortune in foreign tax havens, hiding tax returns, destroying and hiding records as head of the Olympics and as governor, hiding a specific sense of where he would take the country. Americans don’t want to play hide-and-seek with their presidential candidates. Romney should listen to himself: The time for stonewalling is over.”
Just saying . . .