Democrats attack Romney's success
President Obama's re-election team is focusing on a different kind of economic issue: the wealth of Republican opponent Mitt Romney.
In a campaign speech yesterday in New Hampshire, Vice President Biden criticized Romney for saying President Obama is one who is out of touch with the struggles of average Americans.
"Out of touch?," Biden asks donors. "Hey, how many of you all have a Swiss bank account? No one? And how many of you have somewhere between $20 and $100 million in your IRA?"
In announcing that Obama and Biden would be releasing their tax returns, the re-election campaign sent reporters a New York Times clip that mentioned Romney's returns.
...Democrat attacks on success make them look small. It should not be an issue in the campaign. The attacks play into a GOP narrative that Democrats want to punish success in this country. I have a feeling that when Romney's return become public it will show much more generous contributions to charities than Biden or Obama as a percentage of income for the year. It will also show he paid more taxes in total.