Mitt Romney faces a daunting to-do list as he transitions into the role of likely Republican presidential nominee.
Among the tasks: Raise as much money as possible for the general election campaign against President Barack Obama. Hire more people and send them to the most critical states in the fall race. Hone his message to appeal to voters across the political spectrum.
And do it all quickly while fending off challenges from GOP rivals who refuse to quit the primary race.
Obama, with the advantages of an incumbent, is well ahead of Romney on fundraising, organization and broad pitches to...