Skip to comments."Morning, y'all." Romney seeks acceptance in South
Posted on 03/09/2012 1:50:02 PM PST by Red Steel
(Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is laying it on as thick as a syrupy Southern drawl as he tries to court the South, a region that has been unkind to him in the past and may soon turn its back on him again.
"Morning, y'all," Romney told a campaign rally on Friday in Jackson, Mississippi. "I got started this morning right with a biscuit and some cheesy grits," he joked.
The former Massachusetts governor is admittedly the underdog in Mississippi and Alabama, two stalwarts of the Old South where Republicans vote in primaries on Tuesday to decide which candidate they think should challenge Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election.
"I realize it's a bit of an away game," Romney told Birmingham radio state WAPI on Thursday, referring to his chances in the South.
His troubles in the South reflect lingering suspicions about the depth of his conservative views. As a former governor of a heavily Democratic state he is seen as more of a moderate.
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If we didn’t believe him when he tried to fake being a conservative, why on earth would be believe him when he tries to fake being a southerner.
That dog don’t hunt!
It is hypocrisy plain unvarnished. That said, I am not for Romney, regardless.
He is trying to endear himself to southerners just like John Kerry tried when he went into a gun store and said, “can I get me a gun” or something like that. Shows insincerety for sure. People should just be themselves.
There are few things in this life that annoy me more than someone (especially a politician) doing a fake southern accent.
About the only thing more annoying than that is someone trying to fake a Texas accent..........
Romney will never get my vote in a primary or general election. I’m through with all this crap - the Republican elite can go to hell. I hate the liberals and their Marxist agenda but the bunch running the republican party is not any better. Need a new Conservative Movement. Don’t know if the Teaparty is that vehicle either.
If he was addressing a group, it would be “Morning, all y’all”.
“fake a Texas accent”
Makes me want to dip snuff and run rabbits.
That kind of stuff does not go over too well down here.
That’s it, speak like Hildabeast and follow her lead.....y’all
Yep, time to late Gingrich back in a bit to keep the balancing act on track.
You can forget my support Mitt. Nothing you can say or do will change that.
I might be forced to vote for you, but I will gag as I do it.
Whatever happens Obozo MUST GO. Mitt is not much better, but not an open Commie.
He learned the word “grits”, too.
Sort of like Kerry in the bait shop buying his huntin’ license.
It is so offensive to have an outsider come in and try aping the lingo to show they fit in.
He's not trying to be a South'ner. He was attempting to be "quaint". He was trying to be humorous. I took no offense.
It's his past liberal policies that I find offputting.
Hat tip to a fellow veteran freeper...
If anyone wants to see the most absolutely ghastly attempt at a Southern accent, check out the obscure film “Her Secret” (1933), in which a British actress, Sari Maritza, portrays a Georgia gal. It’s jaw-dropping. Her bizarrely surreal ‘slow drawl’ makes her come across as someone brain-damaged.
"Wicked pissah, y'all" just won't fly in Dixie.
I can imagine the crowd yelling back,
“Good morning, Yan-kee!”
I swear, if (GOD forbid) it's Mittens vs. Zero in November, I'll hold my nose and vote for Mittens (after vomiting first) since he's not a blatant Marxist, but geez can't we do better in this once great nation?