Obama for America Campaign Manager Jim Messina sent a letter to the Romney campaign requesting five years of tax returns, 2007-2012 from Mitt Romney:
This is only three more years than Romney has committed to release. And yes, since he filed for an extension of his 2011 returns, due in October, it’s unlikely we’ll see anything about 2012, even though Romney is required to pay quarterly estimates during 2012.
The Romney campaign responded to Messina: “thanks but no thanks.”
The conspiracy theory is that Harry Reid’s source on Romney’s taxes knows something and Reid told the campaign office that five years would be sufficient to sink Romney.