Mitt Romney, who announced his Presidential Exploratory Committee yesterday, is the subject of numerous attacks from both sides of the aisle. That, according to political observers, shows he is the prohibitive favorite in the GOP field.
The New York Times says:
That Mr. Romney has become the focus of so much criticism from both parties — and this early in the presidential election cycle — is in part a manifestation of the new, hyperspeed of politics in America. But it also reflects the fact that, whether he likes it or not, Mr. Romney is considered by many in both parties to be the Republican to beat in the 2012 presidential race.