Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 | 2 a.m.
The Republicans had a field day over the “birther” issue. It seems like every day, for several years, the cry was for President Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate. Some conservatives are still not satisfied, even though it has been shown to be accurate by Hawaii.
The Democrats now have their own issue. This time it is thrown at Mitt Romney: Show your tax returns. Sen. Harry Reid has added fuel to the fire by implying that Romney did not pay taxes over a 10-year period.
Republicans say the claim lacks evidence. A Romney spokesman said Reid’s charge was baseless and below the belt. That might be accurate because the Republicans know what being baseless and below the belt is all about. They have mastered the art.
Reid’s claim can easily be dismissed. Simply show the returns. What is there to hide?
If Reid’s claims are false, Romney has a golden opportunity to make Reid look pretty silly.
There was another Harry, Harry Truman, who once said the “buck stops here.” Well, Mr. Romney, here’s your chance to show this Harry up and show him that the “buck stops here.”