Skip to comments.Mitt Romney’s grits and catfish act goes too far for Southern critics
Posted on 03/13/2012 5:20:37 AM PDT by Zakeet
Mitt Romneys transformation into a cheesy grits- and catfish-loving, yall-uttering good ol boy in the face of tight contests in Mississippi and Alabama today is being panned by critics skeptical Southern party officials and pundits.
If youre going to pander, at least pander well, and this isnt pandering well, said Stephen Gordon, a Republican consultant based in Birmingham, Ala. The former Bay State governor is a Yankee, Gordon said, and will always face skepticism no matter how many catfish filets he raves about.
People in the Deep South have a bit of a natural distrust for Northerners, especially folks from the Northeast, said Gordon, who is not affiliated with any campaign in the Republican presidential contest. There are cultural differences, stemming all the way back to the Civil War, and they affect the way people perceive Mr. Romney.
Romney, who praised the local delicacy known as cheesy grits during a campaign stop in Jackson, Miss., last week, told a crowd in Mobile, Ala., yesterday that hes developing a taste for catfish, after telling a South Carolina restaurant owner that hes not a catfish man earlier this year.
Im learning to say yall and I like grits. Strange things are happening to me, Romney joked while stumping in Pascagoula, Miss., over the weekend.
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The pandering is getting insane.
I have a thick Nu Yawk accent and wince at the idea of trying to ever have to fake stuff like that and would hate if some southern pol tried to pander to me by saying he loves pizza and canolis.
Mitt’s GRITS are much Hilary’s “I’m so tired and weapy’ statement to a crowd of black people.
Mitt’s a club soda with a twist of lime in a sweet tea world.
Gee, if us Suthenners is so dumb, how come it is that so many of us can see rat thru Mitt Rominey? Whut’s he pollin’ now down South, 15%?
Ah ain’t no ways tarred of hearin about this.
That may be tagline worthy! Love it!
Hopefully this is the one and only time that this bum will come to Dixie. We are going to have to scrub the state clean now that he slimed it. Hopefully he loses and goes back to Utah or where ever and we don’t hear from John Kerry the Second any more.
I totally lost respect for Foxworthy after this. Will endure NOT to watch him any more.
Why is being Southern equated to being stupid?
I’m a college graduate, I’ve had in-door plumbing for 60 years, I wear shoes, I own guns and expect to meet my Maker some day.
But, I don’t suffer fools lightly and am not fooled by some damned Yankee! I resent, mightily, the imposition of forced Northern values on my culture!
“Hopefully this is the one and only time that this bum will come to Dixie. We are going to have to scrub the state clean now that he slimed it.”
Agreed. And slime it he did. As the father of taxpayer funded abortions in America, he attempted to paint BOTh Gingirch and Santorum aa pro-abortion. The Whitewashed Jackass prophecy has come to town. I will -relish- voting today, -against- Bishop Willard and every Voodoo Republican empty suit behind him. That includes you, Boss Hogg.
“I resent, mightily, the imposition of forced Northern values on my culture!”
Soviet Union goes bankrupt, Ukraine goes free.
At least he didn’t put on bib overalls and stick a hay stalk in his mouth.
wanted as the nominee. Why the polls show him in 1st and 2nd
is beyond insane. Romneycare/Mass Kennedy liberal/flip flop.
Wow, had forgotten about that one!
“If he is somehow miraculously elected...”
The FIX IS IN, AND HAS BEEN, ALL ALONG. He WILL be nominated by GOP-e, and all this primary crap is just for “show” and $ from campaigns benefit of media bottom-lines.
“..gravely underestimating Southern women..”
Northeastern conservative women are relying on our southern sisters to graciously knock some sense into this country. We are hopelessly outnumbered up here by liberal feminazis.
Here’s to the ladies of the south and thank you for seeing right through Romney’s act despite the dyed pompadour
with the “graying” temples.
-——Ah aint no ways tarred of hearin about this.———
Ahm tarred of suthin’ Hilry. But ah ain’t no ways tarred of Preacher Gore. Ah miss im.