Gingrich is the first "top tier" candidate to officially enter the race. (Gary Johnson has also done so). Welcome to the 2012 presidential cycle, America.
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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