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Posted on 03/09/2012 12:18:31 PM PST by maggief
It's going to be a tough sell. But that didn't deter Mitt Romney from pitching himself as an unofficial Southerner on his 'away game' in the Deep South. Taking to the podium in jeans and a buttoned-up shirt, the presidential contender told a crowd at the Port of Pascagoula on his first rally in Mississippi that he was gradually becoming one of them.
'I'm learning to say "y'all" and "I like grits". Strange things are happening to me,' he said jokingly. Romney welcomed the endorsement of Governor Phil Bryant during his 15-minute address last night in front of dozens of supporters. He did not mention his Republican opponents at all.
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I'm learning to say 'y'all' and 'I like grits!: Romney tries to sell himself as an 'unofficial Southerner' as he struggles in the South
Funny, he’s not struggling!
Mitt Romney: “I Like Grits”
Oops! Forgot the /s tag.......
Kiss my grits you fake POS
As we say down here: “All hat, no cattle”..
Stupid snake oil salesman...
"What's a Grit?"
He is very, very strange. This is beyond pandering.
As governor of MA, he didn’t exhibit this eccentric behavior. Something bad is going on with him.
Ask him what he likes on his grits, and he's liable to say "Grey Poupon".
Taking the pander page of John Kerry’s (who served in Viet Nam) playbook
“Ki ah git me a huntin’ license?”
I live in the South and I hate grits..
I’m learning to say “Willie Mitty yer an ijit”
This alleged man makes me want to vomit.
Well, I suppose we should be grateful he didn’t show up drinking an RC, eating a Moon Pie and asking, “Where can I get me some boiled peanuts?”
ha! I wonder how the height of the trees are for this unofficial Southerner, Mittster? The color of the grass is probably be too green for this time of year.
This reminds me of when Hilary Clinton said, “”Aww don’t feel noways tired. I’ve come too faarrr from where I started frum.” —adopting a Southern drawl while speaking at a church
OOOoooooh! Boiled peanuts! I want some!
Romney reminds me of Navin R. Johnson (Steve Martin) in “The Jerk”, trying to dance with his sharecropper family.
I have it on good authority that the first time Mitt saw grits he said,” no thanks, I have someone do my hair.”
Romney is like John Kerry... squared. Aloof awkwardness and a history of flip-flops as far as the eyes can see.
Taking to the podium in jeans and a buttoned-up shirt,
buttoned down shirt ???
wheres the open neck shirt..
rolled up sleeves or short sleeves ???
the boots ???
You can take the r5ich trust fund baby out of the city..
but you cant take the city out of the rich trust fund baby..
and Ive said it before
Willie Mitty doesnt look good in jeans...
He and Obama have the same girly butt...
Will he try to be da homeboy when he speaks in front of blacks? THAT should be fun!!
Why, bless his little heart.
Have you forgotten the magic underwear? Some Mormons I've known are rather embarrassed about it.
Looks like he had his Juan F kerry “Kin ah git me a huntin license hear” moment.
Mitt can say dumb crap like this all day ling down here.
I don’t care.
I just want to know who the suckers are that are buy’n this act.
Bless his heart, indeed.
So many politicians do this sh*t. Whether talking to blacks, southerners or whomever, they think some false effort at talking like them gains acceptance.
That fakery by Hillary in 2008 was priceless. Not only did she try (and failed badly) to effect a black drawl when reading that poem in a black church, but she continued to try to do the “southern girl” thing while campaigning in southern states.
Pathetic, irritating and condescending.
You’re just playing the Marxists’ game. The loathsome Kennedy Family has ten times the money of Romney and was arguably the country’s most ruthless organized crime family in the last century, but it doesn’t matter because few know it. The biggest failing of American conservatives of the last 40 years is failing to create a media and a culture of conservatism that treats it as well as the Rancid Media have kissed the asses of the Kennedys and their assorted grotesque political allies. Conservatives have only themselves to blame.
Why I could never be a politician. I could never claim to like grits with a straight face.
I agree. It’s cringe-inducingly weird.
no I havent...
Thats why he leaves his sleeves rolled down...
but if he wants to be a “I’m not a Southerner but I play one on the stump like a bad bit player”
then he needs to lose those citified long sleeves...
and “buttoned down” ???
we’uns think hes still a phony..
Willie Mitty’s idea of goin country is to leave the chauffeur and the other cars at home and drive one of his Cadillacs...
his wife driving and him sitting in the back...
Well heck fire, that there’s nothin’, Al Gore cleared the land with a double-bladed axe. And after than he done ate all his taters’
It’s a disease that technology spread. Even Reagan went from folksy to elevated depending on where he was campaigning. The last pre-media president was Truman. Starting with Eisenhower image became more and more important. In just a few short years Kennedy became the first celebrity president and it hasn’t budged since.
These politicians have no handlers that can tell them to knock it off?
I’m a transplanted Yankee.
The first time I ever had grits, in Charleston SC, I put butter on them then sugar and milk.
The ol Georgia boys at the table were like WTF?
I thought they were cream of wheat!
Man they won’t ever let me live that **** down!
I could kiss those grits.
Gakk! Balled peanuts? Goober peas?!!
ya know someone ought to tell him hes not in another country when he comes to the South...
we’ve been part of the US for quite some time...
Fer instance Tennessee was a state 100 years before Utah...
TN 1796 the 16th state
UT after 1890
so hes not visitin with peons when he comes here...
Hes hobnobbing with his betters...
so he better be more respectful...
or we wont offer him no white lightnin...
My Grandaddy lived 86 years and as far as I know he did not even OWN a short sleeved shirt. (He was born in 1886.
I can’t wait for him to go to Jersey and try on some of their local language...
Why, bless his little heart.
Only Southerners know what that truly means. Hehe!
“Aww don’t feel noways tired....”
I am from the Northeast. Moved to Texas in 2006. Upon my arrival I used the word “Y’all.” The recipient of my attempt at southern vernacular shook his head and said, you ain’t from around here, are you boy?
They’ll love Romney.
Vinny Gambini: Are we to believe that boiling water soaks into a grit faster in your kitchen than anywhere else on the face of the earth?
Mr. Tipton: I don’t know.
Vinny Gambini: Well, I guess the laws of physics cease to exist on top of your stove. Were these magic grits? Did you buy them from the same guy who sold Jack his beanstalk beans?