By Justin Sink - 01/03/12 09:38 PM EST
Making a stop Tuesday in Iowa, Rick Perry compared his campaign's final push to American efforts during the Revolutionary War and on D-Day.
"This election is about stopping a president of the United States and his administration that is abusing the Constitution of this country, that is putting America on a track to bankruptcy, and folks, we are going to take America back," Perry said as the Iowa audience rose to its feet.
"It is a powerful moment in America's history, and you are on the front lines," Perry continued. "This is Concord, this is Omaha Beach. This is going up the hill. Realize the battle is worth winning. This is about sacrifice."
Perry was speaking to a room of supporters from across the country who had descended upon Iowa on Tuesday to assist with get-out-the-vote efforts during Tuesday night's caucuses.
The Texas governor has struggled to regain traction after a series of debate stumbles sent his poll numbers plummeting earlier in the campaign. The Real Clear Politics average of Iowa polls shows Perry earning around 11.5 percent of voters, good enough for fifth in the GOP field.