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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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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.
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