Rick Tyler, who quit Newt Gingrich's campaign when it was in the doldrums only to watch his old boss soar in the polls, is rejoining the Gingrich effort just as the candidate's lead in polls disappears. Tyler publicly begged Gingrich to take him back when he was polling 20 points ahead of Mitt Romney -- only six months after he and a dozen other staffers abandoned Gingrich for not being serious enough about the presidential campaign. Two weeks ago, through NPR's Guy Raz, Tyler groveled, "Newt, if I let you down, I'm sorry." On Tuesday, The Washington Post's Amy Garnder reports that Tyler joined a pro-Gingrich super PAC called Win Our Future. He starts his new job just as polls showed Romney had taken back the lead from Gingrich.
This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.