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January 22, 2012

Romney to release Tax Records [krakatoa]

Admitting it was a tactical error, (and as Cap'n Ed translates, tired of losing debates in part due to this strange reluctance), Romney will release his 2010 & 2011 tax returns on Tuesday.

I think we made a mistake holding off as long as we did, Romney said in an interview on Fox News Sunday. It was a distraction. We want to get back to the real issues of the campaign.

Also admitting that losing by 12 points to Gingrich in SC was a "setback", he promises to right the ship and come back stronger.

Personally, and though I hold deep reservations for all the obvious reasons, I prefer Gingrich over Romney. Adversity should make candidates stronger however, and if Romney can win the nomination by refocusing on issues and firmly making the commitments to Conservative values that Gingrich has, I'll feel more comfortable pulling the lever for Romney should he gain the nomination.

This is one of the purposes of the primaries: Eliciting promises from those who would have our vote and govern in our voice.

Updated to add this from supercore23, who makes a great point in the comments:

It may be just me but both Romney and Gingrich seem to perfectly embody Friedman's idea of "make it politically profitable for the wrong people do the right things".

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