From “Why Harry Reid keeps attacking Mitt Romney,” Manu Raju, Politico:
“Reid has calculated that the frenzy created by his charge has accomplished exactly what he sought to do: Turn the focus back onto the GOP nominee’s unreleased tax returns, according to several people close to the leader and the campaign. For Reid, he’s got virtually nothing to lose: His approval ratings back home are still upside-down, and he may not even run for reelection when he’s up for a sixth term in 2016.
“On top of that, his aides say, Reid genuinely believes his source — an old friend and longtime investor at Romney’s former company Bain Capital — who told the Senate majority leader a couple months back that the GOP nominee didn’t pay taxes for at least a decade.
“Despite the uproar and the lack of additional evidence to present, Reid isn’t going to stop talking about Romney’s taxes.” Emphasis added.
Give ’em hell, Harry. Mittens has painted himself into a corner, and his campaign knows it.