Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican Presidential nominee, is deep into the process of vetting potential Vice Presidential running mates.
Among those thought to be in the competition are:
What is being expected of any, and all, of the above candidates?
A complete vetting, including many years of tax returns!
Hey, wait a minute here! Mitt Romney wants these people, or at least those on the short list, to give information about their finances?
If that is so, which it is, WHY is it that Mitt Romney refuses to give the American people an accounting of his finances, as well?
Why is it that potential Vice Presidential candidates must do this, and Romney will not do so?
Does Mitt Romney think he is a “privileged character”, who does not have to meet the same standards as those who might be his Number Two, and ALL presidential nominees or contenders from his father George Romney on through both Bushes, Bob Dole, John McCain, and all others?
That is the answer: Mitt Romney THINKS he is a “privileged character”, who is “entitled” to play by his own rules, and to remain secretive about his finances!
Why would he be so vehement about this, if there is nothing to be concerned about in his finances?
BECAUSE, obviously, there is a lot to hide!
But one thought crosses one’s mind: Mitt Romney handed over 23 years of financial information to John McCain in 2008, as he was on the short list to be McCain’s running mate!
So the McCain campaign has these records, and if Mitt Romney refuses to release them, they should be released against his will!
Of course, one would say that would be illegal, which, technically it would be!
And certainly, Senator McCain, being a loyal Republican, is not about to do such a thing to his fellow Republican!
But what about the thought that to refuse to reveal information that EVERY other candidate in the past 40 years has done SHOULD be seen as disqualifying someone to be President, and should actually be illegal itself!
In conclusion: Mitt Romney is trying to hide something, probably a lot, as if that were not so, why not release the financial information?
So as Vice President Joe Biden said the other day; Mitt Romney wants Latino and Hispanic immigrants to be forced to “show their papers”, but he is not willing to show his own papers!
It is a great laugh line, but also totally TRUE!