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Comedian Jeff Foxworthy to campaign with Romney in South
The Hill ^ | 03/11/12 | Andrew Restuccia

Posted on 03/11/2012 5:21:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway

In an effort to win over Southern voters, Mitt Romney will campaign with comedian Jeff Foxworthy in Alabama and Mississippi Monday.

Foxworthy, who is best known for his “you might be a redneck” jokes, will appear with Romney in Mobile, Ala. Later in the day, he will attend events in Biloxi and Richland, Miss.

Tuesday’s primaries in Mississippi and Alabama are a key test for the former Massachusetts governor, who is hoping to show he can win over conservative voters.

Polls show that Romney, former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) are in a dead heat in Alabama, while Gingrich holds a slight lead in Mississippi. Romney has said he is out of his comfort zone campaigning for votes in the South. But he has nonetheless expressed confidence that he will do well there.

"I realize it's a bit of an away game, but I also think we're going to pick up some support in the states that remain this month," Romney told WAPI in Birmingham, Ala. last week.

Romney joked with a crowd in Mississippi on Thursday that he was "learning to say 'y'all' " and developing a taste for grits.

On Sunday, Alabama native and Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs mocked Romney over those remarks.

"I wouldn't normally give Republicans, particularly Mitt Romney advice, but as a Southerner I will tell him that stuff doesn't really go over well in the Deep South," said Gibbs on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday.

"I will tell him this, if someone says they love the SEC, it's not the investigative body that looks into off-shore Cayman bank accounts, in fact it's the world's greatest football conference, so I hope he'll sort of go with the flow if he's down there," Gibbs added.

Romney’s rival Gingrich, who has campaigned heavily in Southern states, predicted Sunday that he would top the GOP frontrunner to win both primaries.

"I think we'll win both. We are campaigning very aggressively in both states," Gingrich said during an appearance on Fox News. "As almost everywhere, you start a little behind because of Romney's money and the length of time he's advertising. And as you campaign, you catch up with him pretty rapidly, and I think we're probably polling ahead in both states right now."


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: dumberthanarino; dumberthanromneycare; dumberthanthebigdig
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You might be a RINO if...
1 posted on 03/11/2012 5:21:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Proof he is not as smart as a fifth grader.


2 posted on 03/11/2012 5:23:59 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: nickcarraway

You might be a stupid redneck.


3 posted on 03/11/2012 5:25:06 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: nickcarraway

If you are stupid enough to campaign for the man who invented Romneycare and same sex marriage in Massachusetts.

YOU might be a Televison rich, poseur as a Redneck.

Wake up Foxworthy , you might as well campaign for Obama.


4 posted on 03/11/2012 5:25:45 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: nickcarraway

Who’s next on Romney’s list, Junior Samples?


5 posted on 03/11/2012 5:27:11 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: nickcarraway

You might be a retard if...?


6 posted on 03/11/2012 5:27:48 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: nickcarraway
Foxworthy really stepped in it.

OMG! Romney respects the south/the father of Gay marriage.
Partner A partner B.

7 posted on 03/11/2012 5:28:13 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Venturer
Ain't that the truth? Never dreamed that Jeff would be this stupid, certainly does not live up to the name of his show.

What the h... is he thinking?

8 posted on 03/11/2012 5:29:04 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: nickcarraway

You might be a New England liberal Yankee if...


9 posted on 03/11/2012 5:29:58 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Venturer

Blue collar stumping for white collar TV.


10 posted on 03/11/2012 5:30:56 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: nickcarraway
And as you campaign, you catch up with him pretty rapidly, and I think we're probably polling ahead in both states right now."

That's the key right there. Romney can throw money at a race, but ultimately, he can't connect with the people, which is why he has to do stupid gambits like trying to connect through comedians who've made their living out of making fun of the very people Romney is trying to connect with.

Gingrich, on the other hand, connects with people because he both believes the same things they do, and knows how to articulate them convincingly. Romney just reads a script and tries to fake enthusiasm for all that conservative Tea Party stuff.

11 posted on 03/11/2012 5:31:47 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: nickcarraway
Anybody know who the Bayou Billionaires are supporting?
12 posted on 03/11/2012 5:31:54 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: True Grit

Proof he is not as smart as a fifth grader.
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LOL... I happen to be watching that show right now.


13 posted on 03/11/2012 5:34:26 PM PDT by no dems (No RINO-Rom, no Kook-Daddy and no "out of touch" Rev. Rick........Gingrich.... YES!!!)
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To: nickcarraway; Impy; GSP.FAN; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg
These two make the oddest “Odd Couple” since Angelina and Billy Bob Thornton.

Similarly, they all give me the same reaction: B A R F ! ! !

14 posted on 03/11/2012 5:34:44 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: True Grit

Utterly perfect comment on this. I bow to your wisdom.


15 posted on 03/11/2012 5:36:31 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; wardaddy; KLT; montesquiue; ...

I’m waiting on The “Swamp People” endorsement ping.


16 posted on 03/11/2012 5:37:20 PM PDT by WKB (Anything Obama: "What a revoltin' development this is")
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Since when do the people want a trillion dollar Muslim moon base and environmental laws that ruin the economy?


17 posted on 03/11/2012 5:38:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Brovo for Jeff!

The whiners are only whining because Jeff’s not supprorting thier candidate.

Very sharp move by Mitt...

Hmmm... ya might be a lobbist is Freddie Mac pays you millions...


18 posted on 03/11/2012 5:40:17 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Kickass Conservative

My guess, Newt!


19 posted on 03/11/2012 5:42:40 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds better than Gay Marriage, a ban on assault weapons and Rom0bamneyCare.


20 posted on 03/11/2012 5:45:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: nickcarraway
Someone might want to trail along and tell Southerners about Romney's permanent "assault" weapons ban.

Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban

"Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts," Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1..."These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people."

21 posted on 03/11/2012 5:46:34 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ("Si vis pacem, para bellum.")
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To: nickcarraway
Since when do the people want a trillion dollar Muslim moon base and environmental laws that ruin the economy?

Since when do people actually think that idiot child questions like this merit anybody else's time?

22 posted on 03/11/2012 5:48:23 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Yashcheritsiy

LOL


23 posted on 03/11/2012 5:49:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: nickcarraway

You might be a RINO if...


Post of the day!!


24 posted on 03/11/2012 5:49:20 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: EternalVigilance
"Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts," Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1..."These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people."

Hey, Mitt! That's exactly what the Founding Fathers said about the purpose of weapons in coming up with the Second Amendment: they were to keep the government in fear of the citizenry. They said that the reason why there was despotism in Europe was because the despots didn't have to face an armed citizenry.
25 posted on 03/11/2012 5:50:16 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: nickcarraway

Since when do people want free govt aspirin for birth control?


26 posted on 03/11/2012 5:51:07 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: EternalVigilance
"Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts," Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1..."These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people."

Hey, Mitt! I want a choice, not an echo. And you're a big, BIG echo of the Left. Fade away, baby. Just fade away.
27 posted on 03/11/2012 5:51:15 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Bulwinkle

Stupid move on jeffs’ and your part.


28 posted on 03/11/2012 5:51:45 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: nickcarraway
You might be a RINO if...

Ha ha ha, you totally beat me. That's the first thing that came to mind when I read:

Foxworthy, who is best known for his “you might be a redneck” jokes, will appear with Romney in Mobile, Ala.
29 posted on 03/11/2012 5:52:58 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: EternalVigilance
"Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts," Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1..."These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people."

How's that going to play in Louisiana, where the unofficial state motto is "Some folks just need killin'"?

30 posted on 03/11/2012 5:53:47 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: nickcarraway

Would rather have Larry the Cable guy with me anyhow! Git R’ Done.....


31 posted on 03/11/2012 5:54:53 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: nickcarraway; True Grit

Well at least he is not with Obama. I know Romney is crap but to have anyone in Hollywood support a Republican is rare. Do I wish he was with Santorum? You bet. But another actor not with Obama is good.


32 posted on 03/11/2012 5:55:06 PM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Bulwinkle
Did not know Foxworthy was a dog abuser.

Ineligible Backstabber:
"Jeff, put this thing on the roof of my Cadillac.
At the Seamus Memorial roof position."


33 posted on 03/11/2012 5:56:37 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: nickcarraway

"Come on mitt cher, what do you need?"

34 posted on 03/11/2012 5:56:55 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - we need a STEADY conservative President)
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To: nickcarraway
Foxworthy lives in Atlanta. How that work out for Romney in the recent vote count there!?!

I think Foxworthy is more of a klown than a force that you would want speaking on your behalf.

35 posted on 03/11/2012 6:02:12 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: CatherineofAragon

“Who’s next on Romney’s list, Junior Samples?”

Sorry to say Junior passed away in 1983.


36 posted on 03/11/2012 6:03:03 PM PDT by longhorn too
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To: Diogenesis

Why are you posting Daily KOS material here?


37 posted on 03/11/2012 6:04:29 PM PDT by Allon
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To: EternalVigilance
Deadly assault weapons ... are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people."

Apart from the Constitutional calumny of that statement it also reveals an astounding ignorance of firearms and potential self-defense needs. Mutt is one dim bulb.

38 posted on 03/11/2012 6:06:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: nickcarraway

Epic fail.


39 posted on 03/11/2012 6:08:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: nickcarraway

I didn’t know Foxworthy ate cheesy grits!


40 posted on 03/11/2012 6:10:18 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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41 posted on 03/11/2012 6:13:08 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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42 posted on 03/11/2012 6:14:04 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: True Grit

Proof there is no fork in Foxworthy’s family tree.


43 posted on 03/11/2012 6:23:02 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: WKB

Who does Chumlee and the other folks on Pawn Stars want me to vote for?


44 posted on 03/11/2012 6:30:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: nickcarraway

All Foxworthy knows is Mitt has an (R) after his name and looks presidential.

Give me someone not presidential looking this year please.

Guess I should be careful. Obama looks like the local box boy.

Sadly local boxboys are generally smarter.


45 posted on 03/11/2012 6:34:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: nickcarraway

(sorry can’t resist but)

If you say take my WIVES, please...you might be a Mormon!


46 posted on 03/11/2012 6:44:13 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: nickcarraway
Dear Jeff,
...as w/ all (Liberal) entertainers, shut-up & sing joke

IMHO: this a very bad move, you'll live to regret.


47 posted on 03/11/2012 6:46:39 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I always thought Billy was the man..Angelina arrives home one day with a adopted kid and Billy was out of there..
The thought of Romney running as a presidential hopeful make me barf and i have every time he talks about how conservative he is..


48 posted on 03/11/2012 7:18:29 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: GSP.FAN

I liked “The Astronaut Farmer”. Be was off like a prom dress when AJ showed up with that kid!

Romney...where to begin...


49 posted on 03/11/2012 7:25:26 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: nickcarraway
You might be a RINO if...

you wear K Street loafers with your blue jeans.

you've been endorsed by all the Bushes...including Millie the dog.

you say you know NASCAR team owners, but don't own a NASCAR hat.

you're a Yankee, but try to fake a Bubba accent in front of Southern crowds.

you think you can convince people who live in the Bible Belt that Mormonism is a Christian religion.

50 posted on 03/11/2012 7:27:03 PM PDT by twister881
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