Oh, Mitt. You try so hard. You're trying really hard for a Dixie makeover. To be a son of the South. So hard. Too hard.
It may be an away game for you:
ROMNEY: Romney admitted this during an Alabama radio interview about campaigning in the South “I realize it’s a bit of an away game.” And per NBC’s Garrett Haake, Romney said at an event in Mississippi: "I am learning to say y'all and I like grits, and ... strange things are happening to me.”But just because it's an away game, you don't put on the other teams' uniform! And there's no reason to get cheesy:
"Morning, ya'll," Romney told a campaign rally on Friday in Jackson, Mississippi. "I got started this morning right with a biscuit and some cheesy grits."Mitt, you don't like grits. You don't eat biscuits for breakfast. You don't say y'all, or do other regional violence to the English language. Just be who you are:
“Corporations are people, my friend,” Romney said.You're the corporate, Wall Street candidate. From Massachusetts. Or Michigan. Or New Hampshire. Or California. Or Utah. I don't know - from somewhere north of the Mason-Dixon.
People know that. Or actually, no one knows who you really are, which is your biggest problem. But at least we were pretty sure you weren't the Southern guy. It's probably a bit too late to start whistling Dixie, although God knows, you'd give it a try if you thought it'd work.
So Mitt, some advice: let Dixie keep the grits and biscuits and gravy, and just say no to the cheesy.