Mitt Romney knows that connecting with southern voters will be an uphill climb for him, as the region’s devoted conservatives mistrust his moderate record as Massachusetts governor. So to solve the problem, Romney is doing precisely what he’s done all campaign: shamelessly pandering.
Romney greeted the crowd at a town hall meeting Friday with a hearty “Morning, y’all!”
“I got started right this morning with a biscuit and some cheesy grits,” he said. “Delicious!
Romney later repeated the line, explaining that he’s becoming an “unofficial southerner:”
According to the most recent polls, Romney trails Newt Gingrich in Mississippi by 4 points.