Obama tax attack is both political and personal

WASHINGTON – Democrats are growing increasingly confident that a two-pronged tax attack on Republican Mitt Romney – one part policy, one part personal – will help President Barack Obama lure pivotal support from middle class voters.

Led by Obama, the Democrats are going after Romney for seeking to protect tax cuts for the wealthy and for refusing to release more information on the taxes he pays on his personal fortune.
Democrats say both public and private polls suggest the double-barreled focus on taxes is giving Obama an edge in the race. The strategy also gives the president an avenue to campaign on the economy – the top issue for voters – while steering clear of talking about the nation’s high unemployment.

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