Obama campaign manager Jim Messina issued a letter to the Romney team today asking the former Massachusetts governor to release five years of tax returns in exchange for immunity from further criticism. Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades wrote back:
Thanks for the note.
It is clear that President Obama wants nothing more than to talk about Governor Romney’s tax returns instead of the issues that matter to voters, like putting Americans back to work, fixing the economy and reining in spending.
If Governor Romney’s tax returns are the core message of your campaign, there will be ample time for President Obama to discuss them over the next 81 days.
In the meantime, Governor Romney will continue to lay out his plans for a stronger middle class, to save Medicare, to put work back into welfare, and help the 23 million Americans struggling to find work in the Obama economy.
See you in Denver.
Thanks, Matt Rhoades
Well, considering a majority of Americans agree with Messina, I’d say it’s an issue that matters to voters.