On tonight's Last Word, Lawrence O'Donnell said it: Romney won't release his tax returns because he can't. The "F" word is "Felony".
Romney (and wife Anne) released returns for 2010, and said they'd release 2011. They're under enormous pressure to release several years more, but they're steadfastly refusing to budge.
Imagine if they relented and released 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011. Would anyone notice what's wrong with this picture? The answer is that they won't release more records because they can't.
Did the Romney's avail themselves of the one-time tax amnesty to come clean on their Swiss bank account? I'm banking on exactly that scenario. It would explain why they've so stubbornly held out amidst increasing pressure to release more records. The amnesty would get them off the hook legally, but politically it would be poison.
Why won't the Romneys release more tax returns? The answer is numeric, and it isn't "Forty-Two".
2009! 2009! 2009!
The video is online now.
Update 2 embedded video (Thank you BruinKid)