Well, of course he is! He's a highly educated, sophisticated Washingtonian who's been to all kinds of fancy places you and I can't even pronounce, much less imagine. He's just ever so much smarter than people who speak with a Southern accent and listen their mamas. Don't you know that? /s
Since my heroes are Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and JEB Stuart, I am quite comfortable with Southerns. In fact, I prefer them.