Skip to comments.Comedian Jeff Foxworthy to campaign with Romney in South
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.
Tuesdays 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.
Romneys 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."
Proof he is not as smart as a fifth grader.
You might be a stupid redneck.
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.
Who’s next on Romney’s list, Junior Samples?
You might be a retard if...?
OMG! Romney respects the south/the father of Gay marriage.
Partner A partner B.
What the h... is he thinking?
You might be a New England liberal Yankee if...
Blue collar stumping for white collar TV.
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.
Proof he is not as smart as a fifth grader.
LOL... I happen to be watching that show right now.
Similarly, they all give me the same reaction: B A R F ! ! !
Utterly perfect comment on this. I bow to your wisdom.
I’m waiting on The “Swamp People” endorsement ping.
Since when do the people want a trillion dollar Muslim moon base and environmental laws that ruin the economy?
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...
My guess, Newt!
Sounds better than Gay Marriage, a ban on assault weapons and Rom0bamneyCare.
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