“I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9,” Gingrich said at Cornerstone Church here. “I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.”

Whatever. Those kids should just have a string of extramarital affairs. That always makes things better.

Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler tells me via email that Gingrich misspoke. “‘Or’ should have come before the word ‘potentially,'” he writes.

Pick one existential threat and go with it, Newt. Leave some for the rest of us. [Salon]

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