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

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.