Newt Gingrich is officially in the presidential race for 2012, but does he stand a chance of winning?
Newt Gingrich is running for president.
He has considerable strengths. He's universally known among Republican primary voters, is a proven fundraiser and is widely regarded as a the brightest policy mind in the party.
Those strengths are offset by equally large weaknesses.
Gingrich's ego is legendary and occasionally gets him into trouble. Gingrich has also had a tumultuous personal life that could make him unacceptable to social conservatives.
It's not surprising then that his political career has been marked by high highs and low lows. Gingrich was the architect of the 1994 Republican revolution that gave the GOP control of the U.S. House for the first time in 40 years.
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