Wanted: Romney supporters with Southern accents

Mitt Romney’s campaign claims it’s within 1 point of winning the Alabama Republican presidential primary on Tuesday.

So they’re looking for volunteers with non-Bostonian accents to make phone calls this weekend.

“Folks in TN, NC, GA, and VA” — in particular — are being recruited to dial up Alabama, Politico reports.

With superior financial resources and organization, Romney is working hard to make a break-through in Dixie, USA Today reports.

“I am learning to say y’all, and I like grits and things,” he told a Mississippi audience Thursday. “Strange things are happening to me.”

Updated: March 9, 2012 — 10:59 am


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  1. Strange things, indeed.

    “Y’all’s trees sure are purty, and they’s all jus’ the raht haht.”
    “Gittin’ laid off is danged hard. Ah been there, having to scrape by on nothin’ more than mah unearned income.”
    “Yeah, ‘course ah drive a pick up. Got a whole garage of them, in fact.”
    “Catfish? Broiled and topped with a demiglacé sauce and a side of marinated asparagus. What? Oh, sorry ma’am! Yes, reckon ah’ll have a mess of fried catfish and hush puppies with summa that slaw. And a big glass of swee’tea.”

  2. I would have loved to see this on the Bible Belt Blogger Twitter feed. I would have retweeted for sure. Or doesn’t the paper allow columnists on Twitter?

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