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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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The man’s totally detached. He basically summed the South up as a tired old stereotype; grits and accents. If he’d thrown in a hound dog, a pickup truck, a banjo and a pair of overalls he’d have covered all the bases. Seems most folks that don’t live here learned everything they know about the South from watching Gone with the Wind.
YO! DAWGS! BIG MITTY IN DA HOUSE! CAN I GET A WHAT-WHAT FROM MY NI**ERS!
(Then Obama securely locks up the 5% of blacks that didn't vote for him in 2008.)
I remember Old man Doyle taught me how to tie flys and make my own spinner baits.
People don’t have time to share anymore :(
Kerry's huntin' license, Hillary's incredibly boolshite southern accent, and now Romney's pandering.
What is it about Northern/Eastern politicians campaigning in the South that turns them into idiots.
Quick Mitt, what's the plural of y'all?
Rush has been defending Romney as of late.
He says that Mitt is embarrassed by his wealth. He’s just a reglar guy.
He may be a reglar guy wannabe, but he aint a reglar guy no more that Obama is a black guy down for the struggle.
They were both raised as privileged white boys.
Lord we need an honest reglar guy to run for office, and WIN!
“I’m learning to say ‘y’all’ and ‘I like grits!”
And this southerner may throw up.
My Pup Pup had a like 65 acre place in Ohio with pecans, hickory’s, black walnuts and beech along the alley back to the lake.
We never boiled no nuts.
You roast them. You roast them right on top of that wood they came from
Who ever heard of a boiled Pecan? LOL!
Well, it seems the mason Dixon line is 500 miles wide at times LOL
I swear I had to teach folks around here that Pecan wood is the wood to use for brisket LOL
This is Romneys Dukakis in a tank/Kerry’s bunny suit moment...exc w/o the picture (thankfully). This guy is such a fraud & phony.
Similar to a PupPup, I think—though PawPaw’s don’t eat boiled peanuts, either or *ahem* piss-chunk.
Though they do like eggs with Worcestershire or Tabasco sauce, pimento cheese, making and eating homemade ice cream.
And yes, PawPaws like fishing, too. They drink Falstaff beer. I recall mine had a poster of a woman’s midriff that had a Falstaff beer cap in her navel and it said— great beer bellies are made, not born. Granny was not amused. :)
Other that that it all rings true LOL
Oh and it was PBR rather that Falstaff
Making home made ice cream was a great tradition.
You got to do something with all those berrys and peaches.
I expect he is getting pushed hard by the LDS.
After hearing the clip, it sounds more as if he’s poking fun at himself than anything.
If you want unvarnished, dishonest pandering, recall Hillary Clinton’s recital of a black woman’s diary in the southern church last campaign: “I’m not in no ways tired...”
You got that right Nana.
There's the truth!
I don't care for Mitt but the guy wasn't a prig about it.
It was a bit of self depreciating humor.
I agree, many things aren’t getting passed down. sad, really. I’ve never fly fished, my family didn’t do that. Shrimping with a cast-net is pretty fun!
Speaking of fishing, my Granny and Paw Paw also had a little place on San Rayburn Lake.
Anyhow, one day they are out fishing and motored up to a another fisherman to chit-chat.
My Granny starts getting very animated and it was really annoying PawPaw, she wouldn’t leave him be.
He finally realized the problem— she had gotten a hook in her butt. The story about getting it out was pretty good. :)