In 1999 when Romney left Bain to go run the Olympics, he did exactly what Steve Jobs did when he took a leave of absence for health reasons. This is standard industry practice and I doubt you or the President are prepared to call Jobs a felon - which if it is your core belief and campaign message that everyone gets a "fair shake" you don't randomly apply rules when they are in your political best interest.
" I do agree that it won't be as big of an issue by election day. It's mid-July now, and I doubt many of us will be discussing this topic in late October."
I don't think of Romney as being shady, either. My impression of him is a reputable, successful business man. I think the only reason he isn't releasing his returns is because the low tax rates that will show.