Assessing Newt's Fate and the GOP's Field of Presidential Hopefuls

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) talks with reporters after a meeting in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 31, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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Yesterday, a half-dozen senior advisers on the Newt Gingrich presidential campaign team resigned. Gingrich’s campaign manager was among the six. At the very least they’ve made the political comeback that Gingrich was working on a bit more complicated. At worst, they’d destroyed his hopes for unseating President Barack Obama in the 2012 election. 

And later today we’re expecting the release of 24,000 emails sent by Sarah Palin during her governorship of Alaska, and everyone is wondering if there will be any politically damaging bombshells in the pile information being released.

Jay Newton-Small, Washington Correspondent for Time Magazine discusses how the news surrounding Gingrich and Palin will affect the pecking order of GOP presidential hopefuls.