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Rick Perry: 'I am the Tim Tebow of Iowa caucuses'

Posted on: December 15, 2011 9:42 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2011 10:29 pm
 
By Will Brinson


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."

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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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Comments

Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 7:19 am
 

Rick Perry: 'I am the Tim Tebow of Iowa caucuses'

"uhh, no, rick, sorry. tim tebow is a fine, upstanding christian man, of good moral character. you, sir, are a bought and paid for whore of corporate america. FAIL..."  --DaQuiz

Plus, I know Timmy says that he's still a virgin and all, but I'm still pretty certain that HE's straight, Governor.





Since: Dec 16, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 6:21 am
 

Rick Perry: 'I am the Tim Tebow of Iowa caucuses'

Staged, lit, and musically scored like a cross between The Voice and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, the two hours started out genially enough, with Gingrich wishing the audience, “Merry Christmas to everybody” (subtext: “None of that liberal ‘Happy Holidays’ stuff for me!”). PerryMedee12yue
, genial as all get-out, went off on an early Tim Tebow riff as a metaphor for how he’d triumph, concluding, “I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses!” Paul drew laughs and applause by responding to a question as to which candidate is most likely to defeat President Obama, “Probably anybody up here can beat Obama!” Bachmann, perhaps courting a Wonder Woman image, declared, ”I am an action person… I spent 50 years as a real person, and now I’m ready to go toe to toe against Barack Obama.” Indeed, Obama quickly became a repeated target. , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Gingrich applied his usual label for the President — “a Saul Alinsky radical” — to the usual silence. (Hey, Newt, folks don’t know who Alinsky is, but kudos to you for spurring the audience to find out who he was.) Romney said Obama has “a foreign policy based on [saying] pretty-please” and that ”his timidity and weakness invite aggression.”




Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2011 4:07 am
 

Rick Perry: 'I am the Tim Tebow of Iowa caucuses'

uhh, no, rick, sorry. tim tebow is a fine, upstanding christian man, of good moral character. you, sir, are a bought and paid for whore of corporate america. FAIL...



Since: Aug 31, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 2:12 am
 

Rick Perry: 'I am the Tim Tebow of Iowa caucuses'

hahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!..What a fraud??? Im not a religious man but i respect Tim Tebow for his ability, saavy and SPIRIT..I hate the Broncos and hope he fails but he has not let that happen..For this douchbag Perry to even reference Tebow is %^&*&^%$#$%^^.  Tebow is ten times more a leader than GOV Rick Perry could evr be....Thank You, Mitch the Agnostic but football fan



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2011 10:35 pm
 

Rick Perry: 'I am the Tim Tebow of Iowa caucuses'

Rick Perry is a nutjob i don't trust any republican we don't need anymore war wacky right wing nuts




Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2011 10:33 pm
 

Rick Perry: 'I am the Tim Tebow of Iowa caucuses'

"We're the national champions in job creation back in Texas."  Right...the national champions of minimum wage, a flooded workforce, immigrant and migrant workers, and bullshit pay to make guys like him and Bush rich.  FUCK THAT NIGGA!!!  He is nothing like Tim Tebow.


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