If one can state the obvious (which increasingly needs to be stated), this whole issue about Romney’s tax returns is a red herring. Totally phony. Romney’s business and political careers are fair game, but unfortunately for political opponents these are huge assets. His personal life is fairly clean (not much in the way of social and political ties to terrorists, revolutionaries, anti-Semitic America preachers, and so forth). So just invent a non-existent issue.