Two major hurdles ahead. The first is winning in November. Conservatives see the coming election as starting to look much too much like 2008 where McCain got the nomination and then rolled over and refused to seriously attack Obama. Out of the gate, Romney can establish his legitimacy by attacking Obama on his Constitutional qualifications to be President. Should Romney pull it off in November, there still remains the nagging concern that he will not be willing to aggressively restructure the Federal government to return its control back to the people.
Nagging concern? If Romney becomes president, you can rest assured that he won't move a single muscle to reform our de facto Socialist government.
Don't believe me? Check his governing record. It's almost as liberal as Obama's. I don't give a damn what he's said on the campaign trail. His record tells the story of who he really is.
I was a Rick guy, but with him gone I'm now an ABO guy. Regarding Romney attacking our Dear Leader, I'll give him credit so far. He has been scathing on Obama and his failed policies. Will he continue that in the run-up to November? My gut says yes, since he's a different kind of guy than McCain (in that regard). Romney, like Gingrich, has an edge to him and that bodes well for our side, particularly once the MSM begins pounding him.
Whomever our eventual nominee is, they'll have to fight twice as hard.