Skip to comments.Mitt Romney’s grits and catfish act goes too far for Southern critics
Posted on 03/13/2012 5:20:37 AM PDT by Zakeet
Mitt Romneys transformation into a cheesy grits- and catfish-loving, yall-uttering good ol boy in the face of tight contests in Mississippi and Alabama today is being panned by critics skeptical Southern party officials and pundits.
If youre going to pander, at least pander well, and this isnt pandering well, said Stephen Gordon, a Republican consultant based in Birmingham, Ala. The former Bay State governor is a Yankee, Gordon said, and will always face skepticism no matter how many catfish filets he raves about.
People in the Deep South have a bit of a natural distrust for Northerners, especially folks from the Northeast, said Gordon, who is not affiliated with any campaign in the Republican presidential contest. There are cultural differences, stemming all the way back to the Civil War, and they affect the way people perceive Mr. Romney.
Romney, who praised the local delicacy known as cheesy grits during a campaign stop in Jackson, Miss., last week, told a crowd in Mobile, Ala., yesterday that hes developing a taste for catfish, after telling a South Carolina restaurant owner that hes not a catfish man earlier this year.
Im learning to say yall and I like grits. Strange things are happening to me, Romney joked while stumping in Pascagoula, Miss., over the weekend.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
I's a Dixie Boy through and through ... who likes grits and pone ... just as sure as I's again' abortion and fo guns ... y'all!
“Can I get me a hunting license?”
If he is somehow miraculously elected...it will not be because of the South.
There is no limit to Romney's pandering. But we knew that already.
“Im learning to say yall and I like grits. Strange things are happening to me, Romney joked while stumping in Pascagoula, Miss., over the weekend.”
He is handling it better than most yamn dankees.
That, I say, that’s a joke, son!
channel cats were biting like crazy yesterday. young rednecks were in the water flipping 25 lb carp into their boat. it was amazing.
north fork of lake conroe
and IF he adds “Bless Your Heart, Sugar and I’ll take some Sweet Tea Please” . . . I think I’ll get sick to my stomach. Seemed very fake to me. I’m a Texan first, Southerner next and even I’ve never eaten grits. LOL
You are gravely underestimating Southern women. We know the difference between cheese grits and 'true grit' and Mitt doesn't have the latter.
Saying that “I’m learning to say y’all” is worse than saying it with a Boston accent. What’s next out of this asshat? My favorite meal is peanut butter and nanner samiches?! Will he visit Dale Earnhardt’s grave?
Please accept my apologies for my error! I stand corrected.;-)
He paid Jeff Foxworthy to appear at his birthday celebration last night.
Yep. The idiot felt the need to tell us Michiganders that our trees were the perfect height and that the great lakes aren’t saltwater.
as his wife says.
Eatin’ grits is a sterotype of southerners. I’ve lived in Mississippi or Alabama for 49 years. I can count the number of times I’ve consumed a grit on both hands. Waffle house is the only restaurant I know of that serves them. And “cheesy grits”? What the hell is that? I’ve got to go- my possum is gettin cold.
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