Hey, Mitt! Are you ever going to release your tax returns?

In the political environment that exists today, the opposition research of the Obama campaign is looking for anything they can use to distract from the failure of the president to reignite our economy. I’m simply not enthusiastic about giving them hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through, distort, and lie about.

Oh, okay. If you're not enthusiastic about it, I guess that's all right. I know you love being enthusiastic. Say, what about those offshore accounts?

The world of finance is not as simple as some would have you believe.

All right, then. Well, if finances are complicated, I guess you're going to start campaigning on your plans to save the American economy, right? You've probably got some of those now, don't you? What's your plan?

Celebrating success instead of attacking it and denigrating making America strong. That’s the right course for the country. [President Obama's] course is extraordinarily foreign.

Ouch. That sounds kind of like crazy gun-nut Republican talk from the 2008 campaign. Surely someone on your campaign must have some helpful things to say, right? Let's talk to your campaign co-chair, John Sununu:

[President Obama] has no idea how the American system functions, and we shouldn’t be surprised about that, because he spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in Indonesia, another set of years in Indonesia, and, frankly, when he came to the U.S. he worked as a community organizer, which is a socialized structure, and then got into politics in Chicago...I wish this president would learn how to be an American.

Holy shit. No wonder John McCain says Sarah Palin is a better candidate than Mitt Romney. This kind of fear-mongering only goes as far as the Republican base. It doesn't attract independents, it scares off on-the-edge voters, and it represents the kind of negative attacks that the Romney campaign accused the Obama campaign of committing when they asked legitimate questions about Romney's Bain record. This kind of scary "foreign" talk is obviously a concerted effort on the part of the Romney campaign to start a conversation about the president's otherness. Mitt Romney is officially a little bit more hate-able today than he was yesterday.