Influential conservative commentator Bill Kristol added his name to the growing list of Republicans calling on Mitt Romney to release his tax returns. Kristol said that Romney should release additional returns “tommorrow” and recommended releasing 6 to 10 additional years:
Here’s what he should do. He should release the tax returns tomorrow. This is crazy… you’ve got to release 6, 8, 10 years of back tax returns. Take the hit for a day or two. Then give a serious speech on Thursday…
On ABC News, two other prominent Republicans, Matt Dowd and George Will, called on Romney to release more returns:
MATT DOWD: There is obviously something because if there was nothing there he would say have it…But I think the bigger thing is, it’s arrogance. Many of these politicians think I can do this, I can get away with this.
STEPHANAPOULOS …[George Will] You are nodding your head at that.
GEORGE WILL: Absolutely. Mitt Romney has said he has released all that’s necessary for people to understand “something” about my finances. Now “something” is a pregnant word… The costs of not releasing the returns are clear, therefore he must have calculated there are higher costs to releasing them.
AP finds another Republican who wants Romney to release more returns: “‘There is no whining in politics,’ chided John Weaver, a veteran Republican strategist. ‘Stop demanding an apology, release your tax returns.’”