Bachmann: "We Intend To Be The Comeback Kid In This Race"

Yesterday, the Bachmann campaign called Iowa a must-win

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, struggling to reverse a slide in opinion polls, told evangelical Christians on Wednesday that she would be "the comeback kid" in the nomination race.

During a stop at Liberty University, Bachmann shrugged off her recent campaign troubles and vowed to turn around her White House bid with a heavy focus on conservative Iowa and South Carolina.

"We intend to be the comeback kid in this race," Bachmann told reporters after a speech at Liberty, which bills itself as the largest evangelical Christian university and is a frequent stop for presidential candidates

"In races you have ups and downs, and we are on the upswing now," she said. "We have a very strong base of support in Iowa, we're going to continue to build on that base of support, and we've spent a lot of time in South Carolina too."

Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman who stresses her evangelical faith and conservative principles, has slumped in polls in the last month after winning the Iowa straw poll on the same day rival Rick Perry joined the Republican race for the right to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012.

Today, a poll posted at the shows Bachmann in 2nd place (in Iowa) with 15% behind Romney at 21%

By the way, using the term 'comeback kid' could also mean that if she finishes second, it's still a win. In 1992, when Bill Clinton called himself 'the comeback kid' he had actually lost the New Hampshire Primary to Paul Tsongas 33% to 24% but declared victory anyway.