But if you thought that the Dems just wanted to have the issue of the non-release of the additional returns, I think you’re wrong. They also want the tax returns. To their way of thinking, the best outcome is a long, drawn-out fight over release of the returns, with enough media pressure to force Romney to release them. That would made him look weak and they would still be able to go to work on his returns.

I’ve been encouraged by the strong stand he’s taken. I know that others who have his best interest at heart have advised him to succumb, while others have said he must have something to hide. I disagree with both notions.

Based on what I thought was appropriate at the time, I have released my share of tax returns when running for office, and while I might have advised him differently a year ago, now I say go all in. I would not give one inch to an outfit that accuses me of killing a worker’s wife. Tell them to go fly a kite. Tell them that when Obama releases his grades and Harry Reid releases his tax returns you might consider it. Have some fun. Talk about the fragile future of this country and its role in the world, and let Harry and the boys talk about anonymous sources and tax returns.