On this announcement day, I can think of few better folks to read than our friends Hugh Hewitt and Kathryn Jean Lopez. Today in NRO, they discuss Mitt, look back at the 2008 race, and look ahead to the future. It begins:
When Mitt Romney ran for the Republican nomination in 2008, many voters got their first look at the former governor through the eyes of radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt, an early supporter, who wrote a book entitled A Mormon in the White House? 10 Things Every American Should Know about Mitt Romney. As Romney enters the 2012 race officially today, Hewitt chats with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez — another early 2008 supporter of the governor’s — about the prospects and challenges this time around.
KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: Mitt Romney announces his candidacy today at Bittersweet Farm in Stratham, New Hampshire. Is it bittersweet for you?
HUGH HEWITT: Not at all. I am glad he is running again, and glad that the field is strong and may get stronger still. The greater the obstacles the nominee has to get over, the stronger he or she will be in the fall of 2012.