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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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He comes across as condescending and trying too hard to be a regular guy. Why doesn’t he repeat some of the statements he made about guns in Mass.? Obviously he doesn’t think of the 2nd Amendment as a God given Right For ALL Americans but as a right depending on what state you live in. I doubt he knows the difference in “You’all” and “Youn’s”.
“Can I get me a hunt’n license in heyah”.
Next he'll be singing "Zip-A-Dee Doo Da" while strolling along a footpath underneath some magnolia trees.
Yes, yes, yes! Boiled GREEN peanuts, makes the world a better place. :p
When I was a wee one and I would go camping with my Granny and Paw-Paw, I remember going down the road and my Granny saying we were leaving a peanut-shell trail to find our way back home.
Thinking about that— one time we were going down the road and my Granny was chewing her gum and she popped it but good!
Paw-Paw starts pulling the camper over thinking we had a blowout. People type -roflmaopimp- I think they got that phrase from us. :p
Great memories! Grandparents are the best!
Okay, that’s not pandering, that’s condescension. Which doesn’t go over well here in the South.
Spoken like a true metrosexual. Learned nothing from Hitlary. His three “home states” and carpet bag tell y’all that he not going to for local.
“OOOoooooh! Boiled peanuts! I want some!”
IN the RC bottle! THAT’s what I’m talkin’ about!
Well my Pup Pup wouldn’t touch those bald slimy peanuts with a 10 foot pole LOL.
He used to take me fishing regularly and had a stash of beer and 7 oz cokes hidden in a natural spring near the lake in the woods behind his house.
Man those beers were refreshing!
Seriously, Pup Pup rocked
What’s a Paw Paw?
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. :)
Now that’s funny!
I’d pay $50 to see Mitt dance to Rocky Top in bare feet!
We’ll see if he asks for Swiss cheese on his Philly cheesesteak when he gets to Pennsylvania.
Gakk My Great Grandfather did that in a barn so’s know one would hear him hollar!
Sam Rayburn Lake?
That would be a good story!
Yea, but I doubt Myth looks that good in a dress.
There's a term for that--carpet bagger. Hey Mitty, that look on the locals' faces says, "y'ain't from 'round here, is ya?" They can spot a carpet bagger 10 miles away. They have lots of experience. It's the scalawags that are sucking up to you.
I’m not from the south but when I have visited I have never been anything other than myself. I don’t think anyone likes being patronized in any regard. Now I do think if you begin to spend time in a place you will begin to adopt speech patterns but a touring pol just reveals how false he can be.
Peanuts in my coke--in the south everything is a Coke. The mister has to ask what type of coke I want---a Dr Pepper coke or a Coke-coke? :p
I'll take one of those RC's with peanuts, please.
I took the boy there and he learned to pilot a boat
They used to sell boiled peanuts in a can here at the brookshires.
They were cheap too.
I havent seen them in a while.
Why not make your own? All you need is raw peanuts in the shell, salt and water.
I still like roasted better. :)
When I lived in Brady (mom’s hometown) there was a peanut rendering plant, and you could always get good boiled peanuts. That’s where I learned the RC Cola trick - Mom and Dad are born and bred Central Texans, but I grew up in the Air Force and was a little late to the party.
n jumpin in thet thar briar patch...
Whats piss-chunk? It was his opinion of watermelon hahaha!. He always teased us kids about it when we were headed out to the porch watermelon. We weren’t allowed to eat watermelon in the house, too messy.
Yall put goober peas in RC?
My family is and RC cola family and as I said, Im a damn yankee, so we never heard of putting peanuts in the RC.
I moved down south and I have been putting roasted salted peanuts in my RC.
And nobody told me!
Yer all snickerin. LOL
Lake Sam Rayburn? :p
After hearing the clip, it sounds more as if hes poking fun at himself than anything.
If you want unvarnished, dishonest pandering, recall Hillary Clintons recital of a black womans diary in the southern church last campaign: Im not in no ways tired...
I agree with you DPMD. I think he’s trying to make fun of himself - maybe because his “people” are telling him that the voters think he’s detached or that we think he thinks he’s better than us.
I just think he’s trying hard to show people he can interact with them when he’s never really had to.
That is beautiful. I’ve not visited Arkansas but we have kicked around the idea, the mister would like to mine for gems. That lake makes Arkansas even more enticing...
The mister is from Ca and he loves to panning, too. He showed me how and I really enjoyed it. I did get distracted with collecting pretty rocks, I don’t think he appreciated that much. But they were sooooo pretty!
Yer all snickerin. LOL
Are you near DFW?
Its like 5 hours from there.