david cohen wrote:I think the Romney folks got to Trump. He is asking for Obama's college records and visa/passport info in exchange for a $5 million charitable donation, instead of dropping a bomb about a court filing for divorce that never materialized.
I was thinking that too. A credible source close to Trump leaked the divorce story, perhaps on purpose. The Romney campaign may have intervened, feeling as though pointing out that the Obama's have had some bumps in their marriage really only serves to humanize Obama, adding to the Everyman perception that so thoroughly eludes Romney. The $5 million offer was perhaps a hastily contrived afterthought.
What would have been better for Romney was to have Trump cancel the announcement claiming that the Romney campaign had requested him to do so. Republicans could have spent the next two weeks postulating the contents of the disarmed bombshell all while Romney appears to take the high road by "sticking to the issues."