I’ll just say it: I don’t think the political pundit class understands just how toxic the Swiss/Caymans/Bermuda accounts issue is for Romney. Not that they don’t know it’s a liability at all. But I don’t think they realize the extent of it.
On the contrary, Josh, I believe they do.
Fair or not, it just rolls off the tongue. Immediately understandable. And assuming you’re not talking to the deeply ideological committed or hyper-partisans, how exactly do you understand that a man running for president has parked a lot of his money in offshore tax havens?
You get Democrats like Cory Booker to come on Meet the Press and explain to us how companies like Bain Capital are awesome, and that Democrats should quit attacking people like Mitt Romney for his economic success. This story isn't going away, but neither will the Dems get any traction out of it. Pretty soon we'll have Glenn Kessler attacking Dem ads based on this story as "Four Pinocchio" lies even though it's the truth, it then becomes "both sides do it" to the people in the swing states and they'll tune it out altogether.
It's a nice fantasy, but one that will be drowned out by Romney's team and a compliant media.