By Joshua Altman - 12/07/11 11:23 PM EST
Current GOP presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich on Wednesday dismissed concerns from his critics that his campaign could collapse after a misstep or gaffe.
In an interview on CNN, Gingrich was asked by Wolf Blitzer if he was concerned about making a blunder that could end his campaign.
"Your critics say you, Newt Gingrich, are fully capable of imploding, if you will. Making a mistake, a blunder that could turn things around. Are you worried about that?" asked Blitzer.
“Sure. It would be a bad thing. Is it possible? I guess,” Gingrich replied.
But the former House Speaker added that his long record of public service would help him rebound from any controversy.
"On the other hand, I've had a very long career and I have a very public record and I think people are coming to decide that they like substance and they like somebody who has actually balanced the budget, reformed welfare, cut taxes — gotten it done for real," he said.
"I think there's probably a little more resilience in my support than in some of the other folks that have made a run at this," added Gingrich.
Gingrich, who has jumped to front-runner status in GOP polls, has faced criticism from rivals for many controversial statements. Most recently he came under fire for comments suggesting that poor children lacked a strong work ethic.