President Obama's campaign ran into an awkward moment in a conference call with reporters pushing Mitt Romney to disclose more of his tax returns when they were asked about their own returns.
Obama campaign manager Jim Messina suggested Romney release 23 years of tax returns, noting that he had reportedly given that many years' worth to John McCain when he was being vetted as a potential running mate. But when asked by the Huffington Post's Sam Stein whether Obama had plans to release 23 years of returns himself, Messina pointed to Obama's 12 years of returns without committing to further releases.
"This is the standard that Romney set when he was talking to McCain about the [vice presidency]" he said. "We have been very clear about what we've laid out."