Andrew Adams, KSL Newsradio It's the big announcement in Michigan, then it's off to Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire--three states with critical early primaries. There Mitt Romney will persuade Republicans he is their guy and he is conservative.
Professor Patterson: "So it's pretty simple, isn't it? He will have some challenge demonstrating to conservative voters that he is indeed conservative."
BYU Political Science Professor Kelly Patterson says the larger issue will be proving whether he's a leader with experience. A recent Fox News poll of GOP voters shows Romney sagging well behind Rudy Guiliani and John McCain.