WHAT IS IT about Mitt Romney that leads fellow and powerful Mormon men, Jon Huntsman for one, now Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, to go for the jugular against him with such relish? They just don’t like the guy, but in Harry Reid’s case, anonymous sources are giving him plenty of ammunition and he’s trying to get the press to keep applying pressure.

From Maggie Haberman:

“I am not basing this on some figment of my imagination,” Reid said in a telephone call with Nevada reporters. “I have had a number of people tell me that.”

Asked to elaborate on his sources, Reid declined. “No, that’s the best you’re going to get from me.”

“I don’t think the burden should be on me,” Reid said. “The burden should be on him. He’s the one I’ve alleged has not paid any taxes. Why didn’t he release his tax returns?”

The Romney campaign responded, saying the attacks are “baseless, unfounded or demonstrably false.”

To which everyone says under their breath, prove it. But there’s no evidence that Team Romney thinks he has to.

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