You are correct, however, are we better or worse off today that Romney chose to stay silent on the matter?
I understand what you are saying, but my main point was that the silent treatment and "courtesy" shown in 2008 did not work, so why did anyone think it would have worked again?
We lost in 2008 for a number of reasons which includes "not wanting to be the bully". It's time to be the bully and take the risk and allow the truth to come out and let the chips fall where they may.
Mr. nice guy does not work with Liberals and as we found out, it doesn't work for so called independents either.
Romney may have come across as a bully, but just maybe it would have at least brought some curiosity to the surface and had some look further.