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"Morning, y'all." Romney seeks acceptance in South
Reuters ^ | JACKSON, Mississippi | Fri Mar 9, 2012 3:18pm EST | Steve Holland

Posted on 03/09/2012 1:50:02 PM PST by Red Steel

(Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is laying it on as thick as a syrupy Southern drawl as he tries to court the South, a region that has been unkind to him in the past and may soon turn its back on him again.

"Morning, y'all," Romney told a campaign rally on Friday in Jackson, Mississippi. "I got started this morning right with a biscuit and some cheesy grits," he joked.

The former Massachusetts governor is admittedly the underdog in Mississippi and Alabama, two stalwarts of the Old South where Republicans vote in primaries on Tuesday to decide which candidate they think should challenge Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election.

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"I realize it's a bit of an away game," Romney told Birmingham radio state WAPI on Thursday, referring to his chances in the South.

His troubles in the South reflect lingering suspicions about the depth of his conservative views. As a former governor of a heavily Democratic state he is seen as more of a moderate.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: mittens
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Myth changing his lingo.
1 posted on 03/09/2012 1:50:04 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

If we didn’t believe him when he tried to fake being a conservative, why on earth would be believe him when he tries to fake being a southerner.

That dog don’t hunt!


2 posted on 03/09/2012 1:52:14 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: Red Steel
No different than Kerry, Clinton (both of them), or the “notdownforthestruggle” Obama......

It is hypocrisy plain unvarnished. That said, I am not for Romney, regardless.

3 posted on 03/09/2012 1:55:20 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Red Steel

He is trying to endear himself to southerners just like John Kerry tried when he went into a gun store and said, “can I get me a gun” or something like that. Shows insincerety for sure. People should just be themselves.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 1:56:36 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: DannyTN

There are few things in this life that annoy me more than someone (especially a politician) doing a fake southern accent.

About the only thing more annoying than that is someone trying to fake a Texas accent..........


5 posted on 03/09/2012 1:57:48 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Red Steel

Romney will never get my vote in a primary or general election. I’m through with all this crap - the Republican elite can go to hell. I hate the liberals and their Marxist agenda but the bunch running the republican party is not any better. Need a new Conservative Movement. Don’t know if the Teaparty is that vehicle either.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 1:59:06 PM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: Red Steel

Dumbass.

If he was addressing a group, it would be “Morning, all y’all”.

Dumbass.


7 posted on 03/09/2012 1:59:35 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: basil

“fake a Texas accent”

Makes me want to dip snuff and run rabbits.


8 posted on 03/09/2012 2:01:28 PM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: DannyTN

That kind of stuff does not go over too well down here.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 2:08:28 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Red Steel

That’s it, speak like Hildabeast and follow her lead.....y’all


10 posted on 03/09/2012 2:08:36 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Red Steel
Romney is steering clear of a Monday candidates' forum in Birmingham that both Santorum and Gingrich plan to attend. "Romney just needs to stand aside and let Santorum and Gingrich beat each other up," said Merle Black, a political science professor at Emory University in Atlanta.

Yep, time to late Gingrich back in a bit to keep the balancing act on track.

11 posted on 03/09/2012 2:09:47 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Red Steel

You can forget my support Mitt. Nothing you can say or do will change that.

I might be forced to vote for you, but I will gag as I do it.

Whatever happens Obozo MUST GO. Mitt is not much better, but not an open Commie.


12 posted on 03/09/2012 2:10:33 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Red Steel

He learned the word “grits”, too.

Sort of like Kerry in the bait shop buying his huntin’ license.

It is so offensive to have an outsider come in and try aping the lingo to show they fit in.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 2:15:36 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Jukeman

LOL!


14 posted on 03/09/2012 2:16:28 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Red Steel
Here is one time Romney should be cut some slack. And I'm no Romney fan.

He's not trying to be a South'ner. He was attempting to be "quaint". He was trying to be humorous. I took no offense.

It's his past liberal policies that I find offputting.

15 posted on 03/09/2012 2:16:39 PM PST by nonsporting
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To: Gaffer

Hat tip to a fellow veteran freeper...


16 posted on 03/09/2012 2:21:11 PM PST by Fred (http://whenmittromneycametotown.com)
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To: Red Steel

If anyone wants to see the most absolutely ghastly attempt at a Southern accent, check out the obscure film “Her Secret” (1933), in which a British actress, Sari Maritza, portrays a Georgia gal. It’s jaw-dropping. Her bizarrely surreal ‘slow drawl’ makes her come across as someone brain-damaged.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 2:22:00 PM PST by greene66
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To: Red Steel
As if we Yankees don't have enough heaped on us by our Southron brethren, now we have Mitt trying to fit in.

"Wicked pissah, y'all" just won't fly in Dixie.

18 posted on 03/09/2012 2:22:57 PM PST by Ol' Sox
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To: Red Steel

I can imagine the crowd yelling back,

“Good morning, Yan-kee!”


19 posted on 03/09/2012 2:24:57 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Red Steel
Oh good Gawd, as others have said, it's shades of Lurch in 2004 in Ohio: "Can I get me a hunting license?"

I swear, if (GOD forbid) it's Mittens vs. Zero in November, I'll hold my nose and vote for Mittens (after vomiting first) since he's not a blatant Marxist, but geez can't we do better in this once great nation?

20 posted on 03/09/2012 2:26:06 PM PST by Marathoner (Obama has his own 9-9-9-plan: $9.99 a gallon at the pump.)
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To: Red Steel

“Aww don’t feel noways tired. I’ve come too faarrr from where I started frum.”


21 posted on 03/09/2012 2:26:38 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: DannyTN

I’m from Michigan and even I know it’s “Aw y’all’”.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 2:26:44 PM PST by healy61
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To: basil

Texas accent....that’s something I’ve always had trouble with. No disrepect, I have scads of deep south Georgia relatives that have accents that would shame the posers in Driving Miss Daisy, but I’m clueless on the Texas differences...Can you elaborate? Thanks.


23 posted on 03/09/2012 2:30:43 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Red Steel

Can you imagine what it would be like if some real Southerner tried to campaign in New England with a faked Bostonian accent??

Mitt might as well have worn a hat with the price tag hanging off of it and greeted the crowd with a big “How-dee!”

Let’s face it, everybody has “y’all” envy...


24 posted on 03/09/2012 2:33:28 PM PST by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Red Steel

Mitt it sucked when Hillary did it and it still sucks.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 2:41:56 PM PST by omega4179 (Internet ID:FU░&#BO)
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To: basil

When I’m trying to remember a Texas accent, I just imagine Joe Bob Briggs, Tommy Lee Jones and that guy from Slingblade, (also has three names, Billy Bob Thornton?) all having a conversation about the band Tres Hombres.
I imagine Mitt sounded something like: “Good morning .. you-all” (beep beep beep) .....


26 posted on 03/09/2012 2:44:42 PM PST by tumblindice ( our new, happy lives)
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To: Red Steel
Myth changing his lingo.

Mornin Ya'll, eh?

ROTF!

What a putz he is.

27 posted on 03/09/2012 2:44:42 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Red Steel

Ain’t nothin wors’n a dang carpetbagger comin down South’n try’n to sound Suth’n.

Whether it’s “No waze tired” or any other attempt, if’n you ain’t Suth’n any try’n to speak Suth’n will sound FAKE.


28 posted on 03/09/2012 2:45:12 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Red Steel

Romney reminds me of hope and change. We got that now.


29 posted on 03/09/2012 2:47:49 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Donkey Odious


30 posted on 03/09/2012 2:51:25 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Gaffer

Gosh—it’s hard to put in writing the way we tawk!

We certainly use the pronoun “Y’ALL” (pronounced YAWL)—a lot. Many times, we drop the last letter in a word—we say “puddin” instead of pudding or “nuthin” for nothing, for instance.

Of course, there are regional accents within the state. My accent is mostly southeast-or Piney Woods Texan.

Maybe some other Texan will chime in here to add somethin’....LOL!


31 posted on 03/09/2012 2:51:25 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Salamander

Sounds like he’s fittin’ to lose.


32 posted on 03/09/2012 2:52:53 PM PST by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: basil

Well, I’ve certainly had to use words like ‘mater’ for tomatoes, and drop the ‘g’ from ‘ing’ words with my relatives and where I now live. I was just wondering if there were any specific regional peculiarities re: Texas that we Georgians don’t use.

Not germain, but something I like to reckon to Texas is guns and civilians....an online video about a store in Texas and a bunch of shoppers hearing a car backfire outside. Before you know it, they’ve ALL drawn their big caliber weapons lookin’ to smoke the perp.....anything like that?


33 posted on 03/09/2012 2:58:30 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Red Steel

"Hi there y'all. My name is Mitt Romney and I'm fixin' to be y'all president. Now Ann and I, we jus' plain ole folks from over up yonder in Massachusetts. Don't y'all be confusing us with all them city slickers up there. No sir! When I was governah up there, I went ahead and set those yankees straight. Why I was jus' tellin' Ann at the Waffle House this morning the story of how I almost run Ted Kennedy over with my pickup truck..."

34 posted on 03/09/2012 3:01:30 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 66 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: SamAdams76

Well, if Mitt had run down Teddy, he might get a few more votes.


35 posted on 03/09/2012 3:07:49 PM PST by rightly_dividing (You cannot put a gun rack in a Volt !)
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To: Red Steel

a biscuit and some cheesy grits,” he joked.
____________________________________________

Its biscuits n gravy you doofus

and those are Cheesy Bites from Pizza Hut that youre thinking of

you Cheese Puff..


36 posted on 03/09/2012 3:16:14 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: SamAdams76

Re: Post #34...

One of the figures in that photo looks like a deer caught in the headlights....can’t really decide which one, though.


37 posted on 03/09/2012 3:16:56 PM PST by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Red Steel

Hmm...nope, didn’t work. He’s still a northeastern gun-grabbing liberal RINO.


38 posted on 03/09/2012 3:17:35 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: Ol' Sox

accents are best left to the original owners.


39 posted on 03/09/2012 3:18:16 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: basil

My dad’s second wife grew up in Texas. She never said “y’all”, but I got to know and love that accent. Met a guy on a plane once, we spoke briefly and I said to him “you’re from Texas, aren’t you?” He was, LOL.


40 posted on 03/09/2012 3:23:24 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: DBrow
Sort of like Kerry in the bait shop buying his huntin’ license.

It is so offensive to have an outsider come in and try aping the lingo to show they fit in.

Kind of like the time a bigwig from the L.A. Dept of Water came up here to rural Nor Cal dressed in what he thought was a cowboy suit using a fake Western drawl while giving us a speech on water rights.

41 posted on 03/09/2012 3:26:16 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Red Steel

Jack@ss! Man, I am so sick of politicians - how do these people live such disgusting and fake lives, I’ll never understand.


42 posted on 03/09/2012 3:30:00 PM PST by FightforFreedomCA (Santorum? Sheesh...)
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To: Donkey Odious

Can you imagine what it would be like if some real Southerner tried to campaign in New England with a faked Bostonian accent??
________________________________

Just say “Ahr pahrked mahr cahr”

See how easy that is

How your nose till youre more fruent...

Bostonian 101


43 posted on 03/09/2012 3:32:33 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Donkey Odious

make that

Hold your nose till youre more fluent


44 posted on 03/09/2012 3:35:40 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: SamAdams76

Im voting for the deer..


45 posted on 03/09/2012 3:37:38 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: basil
No one can fake the Texas accent, (I know, I am one), but to try is just foolish.

But then, that about sums up Mittens. Southerners don't hanker to Yankee phony baloney.

Speaking of phony: Fox is still showing over and over the so called 3 way debate of last week. The man crying over his son, and ROMENY getting to opportunity to show just how caring he is. Made me sick. I say that was a SET UP deluxe, and giving Romney plenty of air time (sympathy vote), look how caring he is, boo hoo.

That man never mentioned anything like this for NEWT to respond. Only Romney and Santorum. With NEWT he was very composed.

Huckabee that was a very phony set up for your guys.

46 posted on 03/09/2012 3:52:53 PM PST by annieokie
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To: basil
Like "How yawl doin?", "hows thm taters commin long", "shut that winder, plaeeezze".

And then we do say "Yes mammm, No, mammmm", "Thank ya mammm" very well and everyone is EXPECTED to use it.

Does Mitt use YUSE (same meaning as You All) or yusens when in PA or up north?

47 posted on 03/09/2012 4:04:44 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Red Steel

Didn’t Y’all know he was from the South? South Boston!

Pray for America


48 posted on 03/09/2012 4:27:48 PM PST by bray (Time for Newt to step aside)
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To: Red Steel

Yup, you can get acceptance in the South by saying “y’all” all the time. It’s easy, and a surefire winner.


49 posted on 03/09/2012 4:29:56 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: New Jersey Realist
Close, it was a "huntin' license" Kerry was after.

I really dislike the affectations of candidates. Obama, the Clintons, Kerry ... just speak like you'd normally speak!

50 posted on 03/09/2012 4:30:14 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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