The Democratic National Committee launched a new video Sunday attacking Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for noncommittal responses over his personal finances.
The video, titled “Maybe,” includes clips of Romney answering questions about when or if he will release his tax returns.
With each clip comes a voice over and visual attacking Romney for his refusal to release more years of tax returns.
“Instead of releasing his tax returns, Mitt Romney’s answer is ‘Just trust me?’ We’ve seen this movie before,” the ad says.
The video also attacks Romney for his failure to disclose offshore bank accounts and corporations.
“Under continued pressure, Romney released one full year of tax returns. Only then did we learn he failed to report the Shell corporation in Bermuda, the Swiss Bank Account,” the ad says.
The ad ends with two separate clips, one of Romney being interviewed by Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC, who asks him if he has anything to hide. The second interview is by John King during a debate, who asks if he would release 12 years of returns just as his father did as Governor.
“Maybe,” Romney replies, laughing.
RNC PA Spokesperson Billy Pitman called the claims baseless, saying that 42 months of +8 percent unemployment have left the Dems with no other record to run on except for attack ads.
“Americans deserve better,” he said. “Mitt Romney has a Plan for a Stronger Middle Class that will turn around the economy, create 12 million jobs, and bring relief to the struggling middle class.”
While the ad isn’t substantive on policy, it is congruent with attacks from both the Obama campaign and pro-Obama super PACs on Romney’s finances. Each ad attacks Romney for “hiding” personal financial records from the public.