Rick Perry: The Tim Tebow of the GOP!

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At last night's Republican presidential debate, Rick Perry sought to reignite his maligned candidacy by likening himself to a beloved, American underdog figure.

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow.

Asked point blank about his awful debating skills and whether he could take on President Obama, Perry likened himself to the former University of Florida standout, who was told repeatedly he could never succeed in the NFL due to his unorthodox style.

Touting himself as the "national champion of job creation," Perry said that when Iowa votes in the first-in-the-nation caucuses January 3, he hopes to make like Tebow:

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LOL! He's a joke!!!!