Today on "Street Signs," Mitt Romney explained to Erin Burnett and me why he took out ads opposing the flat tax in 1996. He thought the tax relief it provided the super-rich, couldn't be justified--politically or substantively.
That's a perfectly respectable position to take. Many Republicans, not to mention nearly all Democrats, have rejected various flat tax proposals on similar grounds. But some anti-tax activists within the GOP find that any justifications like that smack of class warfare.