Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Thursday that America needs a miracle to recover its economic footing and retain its position as leader of the world.
"This is probably the most crucial election. I think it's a last chance election," she told about 300 people attending a town hall meeting. "We need a miracle right now. But I always believe there is a God big enough to give us that miracle."
Bachmann, who criticized President Barack Obama's handling of the recovery from the Great Recession and vowed to shrink the size of the federal government, said just electing another Republican won't help - she's the Republican who will make the difference.
"You can put a Republican in there to manage big government, but you're not going to have America as the prosperous big dog in the world again if you do that."
She vowed to go to Washington to cut federal spending and get the nation's economic house in order.