A Super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is running a TV ad in Iowa comparing the Minnesota congresswoman to beloved football quarterback Tim Tebow.
The No Compromise PAC says the "establishment" just "loves to hate" both Tebow and Bachmann, claiming the Denver Broncos quarterback makes sports fans feel guilty because the born-again Christian doesn't "drink, cuss, smoke, or kick opponents when they're down."
"The same could be said of Michele Bachmann: no baggage, Christian, and like Tebow, she keeps fighting and she just keeps winning votes," the ad goes.
Bachmann might want to be careful drawing any links between her campaign and the football star, however. Ever since fellow contender Texas Gov. Rick Perry invoked Tebow last month at the last GOP presidential debate in Iowa, the quarterback has been on a loosing steak.
Defending his struggling campaign, Perry painted himself as an underdog like Tebow. "There are a lot of folks that said Tim Tebow wasn't going to be a very good NFL quarterback ... Let me tell you, I hope I am the Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses," he said.
Perry's comment came shortly after a series of wins by Tebow spawned an internet phenomenon. But since then, the quarterback has had three consecutive losses. As The Huffington Post's Sam Stein tweeted: "ever since Rick Perry said he was the Tim Tebow of this GOP field, Tebow has been preforming like he’s the Rick Perry of QBs."
Something else Bachmann and Tebow have in common: Both have invoked God to win. Bachmann, polling in sixth place in Iowa, said confidently this weekend, "We expect to see a miracle."
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