Guy Benson
Now that Newt Gingrich has become the first 'top-tier' Republican to formally declare his candidacy for president, how might his presence, name-recognition, baggage, and fundraising prowess shape the GOP race moving forward?  I discussed these questions with host Jonathan Hunt and Democratic Strategist Joe Slakas on FoxNews.com:



Newt will likely need social conservatives to coalesce behind him to widen his perceived narrow path to victory.  As I said in the clip, though, it'd be foolish to immediately write off someone with the organization and resources that Newt has at his disposal.

Guy Benson

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