Saturday, March 10, 2012

Romney Does His Son Of The South Routine

Consider the Romney dilemma: when he goes off script, he reveals himself as an out-of-touch patrician, Mr. One Percent. So he attempts the common touch–and falls flat, as evidenced by his campaigning in the South. It’s almost painful to watch this “buttoned down millionaire son of a Michigan governor talking about grits,” along with “learning to say y’all” and reciting “Davy Crockett.” Watch:

(h/t: Talking Points Memo)


Jon R, editor of the Oracle said...

In the South I grew up in, Romney is doing himself no favors with his fake "y'all" and his grits talk.

Folks in Northwest Florida consider a damnyankee carpetbagger like Romney trying to talk the southern talk as doing nothing more than making fun of them.

In the old days, Romney just might be tarred, feathered, and ridden out of state on a rail for a transgression like that.

Jeff Tone said...

I'm a lifelong New Yorker, yet even I can spot Romney's fakery here. I suppose if he comes to NYC, he'll try pronouncing "fuhgetaboutit."

Always good to hear from you, Jon,