Tonight, Mitt Romney captured the GOP presidential race by getting enough pledged delegates from primaries and caucuses. So, now what?
First, Romney has to unify the GOP party and that will be tough as he will have to convince conservatives that he actually cares about them. It will be very tough for him to win over Ron Paul supporters, because, quite frankly, some of them are kind of nuts, especially here in Nevada.
Then he has to win over independents and there are a lot of independents who do not like President Obama but they have to have a reason to vote for Romney.
Then he needs to overcome the religion issue. I am sure some people will not vote for him because he is Mormon, however, in Nevada, it will be a plus because of the large number of Mormons in Nevada. He needs to get those who believe that Mormonism is a cult out to vote for him. These people won't vote for Obama, but they may stay home.
Then he has to have a plan to help the economy and show why his plan is better than what Obama has done.
Finally, he will have to watch out for all the slime the Obama camp will throw at him. Obama cannot run on his record, so all he has left is to rip Romney and they will be vicious. If you seen how vicious, mean spirited and completely bat shit crazy the left have become in Wisconsin, multiply that by 10. The left will lie, intimidate, commit voter fraud, threaten, cheat, steal and worse and they don't care who they hurt. In Wisconsin, the left bullied the elderly, Special Olympians and other people who cannot defend themselves and they will do the same in the presidential race.
So, if Romney can do these things, Romney will be a shoe in to be the next president. It is his election to win or lose, but as we have seen in the past, the GOP plays politics like a little girl while the Democrats play like a pissed off bear.
So, congratulations, Mitt Romney, now comes the hard part.