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This evening at 9 p.m. "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed former Barack Obama Senior Adviser David Axelrod to the program for his inside perspective and candid commentary on recent political developments, as well as the state of the race for the White House.
Currently serving as Senior Strategist for the president's re-election campaign, Axelrod offered his reaction to the divisive issue surrounding Mitt Romney's back tax returns:
"Governor Romney thinks he can operate under a different set of rules, he has a sense of entitlement, that he doesn't have to operate under the same rules that presidential candidates have for decades," says Axelrod, of the man who'll face his candidate in the fall. "Not just disclosure on his tax returns, by the way, but who is raising money for him, his so-called 'bundlers.'"
With the general election a mere 82 days away, the one-time top political adviser to President Bill Clinton also called into question the Republican's ethics and lack of transparency:
"He left office in Massachusetts with the hard drives from his computers, with all his records, because he said he didn't want opposition researchers looking," said Axelrod. "He did the same thing when he left the Olympics. He has a penchant for secrecy and he thinks he can play by a different set of rules. I don't accept his word on what his taxes say."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Axelrod responds to Romney's declaration today about his taxes.
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