Did you think Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow had taken over every possible aspect of your life? You were wrong -- Republican Presidential candidate and current Texas Governor Rick Perry said during the Republican debates Thursday that he wants to be the "Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses."
No, really. This happened; Perry was attempting to point out that he's not a great debater (he's, um, not) but that he was getting the hand of things and he was ready to make a comeback.
"There are a lot of folks that said Tim Tebow wasn't going to be a very good NFL quarterback," Perry said on Fox News Thursday. "There are people that stood up and said well, he doesn't have the right throwing mechanisms, or he doesn't -- you know, he is not playing the game right. You know, he won two national championships, and that looked pretty good."
"We're the national champions in job creation back in Texas. But am i ready for the next level? Let me tell you -- I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses."
It's impressive that Perry's desperate wily enough to bust out a pop-culture reference in order to cull points with voters and try and make himself look cool and stuff. But if this works, watch out, because next thing you know he'll be the "Justin Beiber of New Hampshire" too.
Unfortunately, he obviously hasn't learned the lessons involved with Tebow: it's not about "not being a pretty football player." It's about having a great group of players around him, never saying things that are even remotely controversial and not forgetting basic facts.
Also, it's mechanics. Not "mechanisms."
Whatever, it's entirely likely that Perry will need a ridiculous late-game comeback to nail the Republican nomination, so maybe it's an appropriate analogy after all.
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