I don't get why Mitt Romney thinks that just meeting the minimum requirement of releasing last year's tax return is sufficient. The Constitution only requires that presidents be 35 years old and a natural-born U.S. citizen, yet voters insist on more than that minimal information to make a judgment.
Tax returns tell us a lot about a candidate's character, as Romney's father understood when he ran for president and released a dozen returns.
A person applying for a loan may have intense scrutiny of her finances, and a person being screened for a national security clearance undergoes a thorough FBI background check. A person running for president should expect no less.
The demand for Romney to release more than one tax return is not unreasonable for American voters to expect and insist on.
Salt Lake City