Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times
Candidates can count on questions lots of them from the media. Here, Romney meets the press after speaking to the Republican National Hispanic Assembly's convention, where immigration was on the agenda. Romney, who has frequently criticized his GOP competitors as soft on illegal immigration, fired a landscaping company in December after learning that it had not heeded his request to bar illegal immigrants from working on his property. He took the action after reporters questioned him about the company.