Ann Romney sat down with NBC for an upcoming interview and doubled down on not releasing their tax returns. “We have been very transparent to what’s legally required of us,” Romney told reporter Natalie Morales, according to excerpts from NBC News. “There’s going to be no more tax releases given.”
Mitt Romney is the first presidential candidate since Gerald Ford to release under two years of tax returns source: TaxHistory and while it is technically legal, it’s mostly without precedent. President Obama’s team has had success attacking Mr. Romney on this, both in TV spots and on social media with ads like this, which go viral on sites like Tumblr, Reddit and Facebook.
One thing is clear, Romney and his team, who are well aware that this is costing them, must have calculated that releasing them would cause even more damage.