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What Part of Full Disclosure Does Romney Not Understand?

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, speaks at his South Carolina primary election night reception at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Republican candidate Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset win in the South Carolina primary Saturday night. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

What part of full disclosure does Mitt Romney not understand?

The release of his 2010 tax return and the estimate of his 2011 obligations point to two laudable things about the Republican presidential candidate: Romney was an extraordinarily successful businessman, collecting more than $40 million in capital gains from a profusion of investments the past two years (U.S. voters are aspirational; they admire self-made men), and he donated $7 million to charity over two years (charity is a deeply held American value).

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