Obama ad presses Romney to ‘come clean’ on taxes


While President Obama recently admitted he may gone “overboard” in some campaign ads against Mitt Romney, his reelection campaign unleashed a new doozy.

Keeping the pressure on Romney’s financial wheeling and dealings, Team Obama put out the first television spot on Monday addressing the secretly recorded video of Romney at a private fundraiser. The ad slammed the Republican candidate for his politically disastrous “47 percent” comments on Americans who don’t pay income taxes and argued he needs to “come clean” on his own.

Voiceover: “Mitt Romney attacked 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax — including veterans, elderly, the disabled.”

Mitt Romney: “My job is not to worry about those people.”

Voiceover: “Doesn’t the President have to worry about everyone? Mitt Romney paid just 14.1 percent in taxes last year. He keeps millions in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. He won’t release his tax returns before 2010. Maybe instead of attacking others on taxes. Romney should come clean on his.”

The air started airing on Monday in the battleground state of Ohio. It coincided with the Romney-Ryan bus tour, currently rolling through the Buckeye State.

Romney faux came clean with his taxes by releasing his 2011 returns on Friday — just a fraction of tax information compared to the precedent set by his own father, George Romney.

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

Obama ad presses Romney to 'come clean' on taxes