At least early on, it appears even without former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney that the field of Republican candidates for president next year will be a crowded one.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got a leg up in the last few days as they led the straw poll among conservatives at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
What's the impact on the early race? For the answer to that question, WBUR's regular political analysts — Democratic strategist Dan Payne and Republican strategist Todd Domke — joined WBUR's Morning Edition.
This segment aired on March 3, 2015.