You Snooze You Lose: Gingrich Caught Napping At AIPAC Conference

To the right is the official video from CSPAN of Speaker Newt Gingrich’s remarks at AIPAC 2012.

Taegan Goddard gives the backstory which helps us understand this disconnected speech.  

Just before he was set to talk live via satellite to the AIPAC conference, Newt Gingrich was caught on video nodding off.

He woke up just as they went live and said, “I understand you have a panel. I look forward to any questions.”

After 12 seconds of silence he was told there was no panel and began an improvised speech.

Obviously candidates have an exhausting schedule on Super Tuesday, but they should have handlers who prepare them properly to speak to a conference with 14,000 participants.

The satellite feed showing Gingrich napping can be found after the jump.
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