Newt Gingrich May Be in Danger of Looking Foolish, Aides Worry

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich prepares to address the Republican National Committee's State Chairman's meeting on May 11, 2010 in National Harbor, Maryland.
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Politico reports:

Gingrich’s aides are acutely sensitive to the perception that their boss is teetering on the edge of becoming a laughingstock, according to insiders. They recount a two-hour-long meeting of his campaign staff last month at which “the whole subject was rebuilding the brand” and “keeping him from looking like a fool,” said a source familiar with it.

Step one: acquire a time machine.