Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Who's Still Afraid of Harry Reid? (Hint: Willard)

Remember when Mitt Romney's professional campaign spinners and various media pundits were rushing for their smelling salts because of "Big Bad Harry Reid!!!"? Well, great ready for Round 4... And perhaps a TKO?

During his speech to the Democratic National Convention tonight, Reid plans to keep up the pressure on Romney to release his tax returns. Reid is scheduled to speak about 4 p.m. Pacific time.

Although Nevada’s DNC delegation hopes sticking with that line will increase the crowd-pleasing quotient of the majority leader’s speech, they’re being cautious about predicting how rousing they expect Reid’s rhetoric to be.

“Harry is not flashy. He’s not a great orator. But his message is very straightforward, and it’s very sincere,” said Linda Cavazos, a Nevada delegate and an Obama for America volunteer.

“The thing I like about Harry Reid is he gets up there and he speaks in his nice, soft voice, and people shut up and listen to him,” said Richard Collins, a Nevada delegate. [...]

“I was having a conversation with the president about this,” Patrick Gaspard, the executive director of the Democratic National Committee, told the Nevada delegation over breakfast Monday morning. “The president said, ‘I don’t know why the Romney campaign is choosing to challenge Harry Reid on this issue. Don’t they know that this guy was a boxing champion in the Army and the way he won was by letting the other guy just pummel on him for round after round, wear him out and then take him out at the end?’"

And this is what makes me laugh. Mitt Romney and his professional G-O-TEA media spinners keep looking for ways to discredit Harry Reid. But the more they try to discredit him, the more foolish they look for their continuing clumsy attempts to hide the truth about Mitt Romney.

Seriously, if Mitt Romney paid what he really owed in taxes, why won't he release his tax returns? If Mitt Romney really wasn't involved in outsourcing formerly American jobs overseas when he was in charge of Bain Capital, then why won't he let Bain release its records? If Mitt Romney hasn't been hiding his money in overseas tax shelters far away from the IRS' purview, then why won't he tell the truth about his financial records? And if Mitt Romney really has a realistic plan to put more American workers back to work, then why won't he or Paul Ryan mention any specifics on his "Magical Mystery Jobs Plan"?

This is why Harry Reid is more than happy to continue calling out "Mendacious Mittens" for his not so honest ways. And this is why Mitt Romney continues to fear that "Big Bad Harry Reid!!!" No really, Reid's speech tonight should be fun to watch.

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