Mitt Romney refused and refused and refused to release more of his personal tax returns until today.
Will Pat McCrory do the same? Not likely. Earlier this week, as a Democratic group attacked the Republican candidate for not releasing his tax returns, I asked him whether he has ever reconsidered his decision. "No, he said firmly. "Everyone knows where my income comes from. In fact they've used my releases in attack ads toward me."
Why not just take away the issue from Democrats, and just end it -- as even some Republican consultants suggest McCrory should do? "That's not right," he said. "My job's not to make it easy for you."
He suggests the issue is a false one. Why hasn't Gov. Bev Perdue released her taxes, he asked. "If (Dalton) felt so strongly (about the issue) he would have asked Beverly Perdue a long time ago, or even today, to do it," McCrory said.