Mitt Romney says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid needs to “put up or shut up” after alleging that Romney paid no taxes for ten years while at Bain Capital, although Reid admits “I’m not certain” it’s true. Reid’s statements are widely seen as a ploy to put pressure on fellow-Mormon Romney to release tax records he has so far refused to make public, fueling speculation the records would add to the public perception that Romney is an out-of-touch rich man who made his wealth by stepping on the bodies of the poor and middle-class. Like you could add any more to that.
Really. Mitt Romney said someone else needs to put up or shut up. On television. In front of people. And felt no galling sense of comedic irony. At all. Really.