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Old 05-07-2019, 07:48 PM
JRDelirious is offline
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Prediction: this won't cost him vote one. Nor would have the content of his tax returns if he had just turned them over. But what would have been a source of stress would have been the notion that he has to do something contrary to his interest without there being any actual law requiring it and any actual authority that can force him to. That would have been perceived as showing weakness.

The whole thing with the release of the tax returns post-Nixon was basically a "have you got something to hide" signal that every candidate "had" to make because otherwise it would look bad. But it was never an actual law because the whole point was premised someone who acted like they had something to hide would not even be in contention. Which even before Trump, was a weak safeguard to count upon.

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