Frank Rich on Maddow: If Mitt Had Clinton’s Charm


New York's own Frank Rich stopped by The Rachel Maddow Show Thursday night to discuss Mitt Romney's tax quandary: to release, or not to release several more years' of his returns. Everyone including Bill Kristol has called on Romney to do so, but Romney has so far resisted, and it's become a stumbling block for his campaign. Rich wrote in his National Circus column, "What Mitt doesn’t seem to realize is that whatever embarrassments are in his tax returns, the bigger problem is that his secrecy keeps accentuating all the mysteries in his resume ..." On Maddow, Rich said that if Romney had Clinton's charm, or even George W. Bush's, he might be able to "finesse it." But Rich said Romney lacks the political skills, and thus "doesn't seem to have any way out of it."