By: Carl Wicklander
"It's unclear what anyone expects to see in Romney's tax returns or Obama's birth certificate or college records. These issues themselves aren't in themselves insignificant, but they are a distraction. They are a distraction from a real national conversation that could be had on secrecy and transparency.
"Obama was elected in part due to his opposition to the Bush administration's penchant for secrecy and declaring that his own administration would have 'an unprecedented level of openness.' But since Obama has not lived up to his promise, this would seem like an ideal way for Romney to attack Obama: Take Obama's words from 2007-08 and use them against him. But this isn't likely."
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