His political fortunes have plummeted from dizzying heights and the unthinkable has happened. He is struggling to qualify to contest the Umno Youth presidency when, not so long ago, it would have been his for the taking.
More than half the 191 Umno divisions have met to nominate the candidates and Mr Khairy has picked up just 36 nominations. His nemesis Mukhriz Mahathir, son of former premier Mahathir Mohamad, has sped ahead with 64 nominations.
source: He rose too fast too soon?
Straits Times, Singapore