Romney Uses Chewbacca Defense On Tax Returns

Dave Johnson

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a Bain Capital partner told him Mitt Romney won’t show his tax returns because he paid no taxes for ten years.

Romney offers a nonsense response – essentially challenging REID to show us Romney’s tax returns, to prove it.
Romney to Reid: ‘Put up or shut up’ on source of ‘untrue’ tax claims,

Mitt Romney lashed back at Harry Reid on Thursday in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, saying the Senate majority leader needs to “put up or shut up” after airing allegations about Romney’s taxes.
Reid, a Nevada Democrat, first raised eyebrows Tuesday by saying in a news interview that someone had told him Romney went 10 years without paying taxes. He would only identify his source as an investor in Romney’s former venture capital firm, Bain Capital, and he acknowledged, “I’m not certain” it’s true.

Look Over There!

Romney’s “look over there!” defense makes absolutely no sense. Reid can’t “prove a negative” but Romney can clear it all up in an instant by showing us his tax returns. This “nonsense” defense reminded me of the famous “Chewbacca Defense:”

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