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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, who previously praised the height of Michigan’s trees and explained his love for Davy Crockett in Tennessee, has been telling Mississippi crowds that he loves grits.

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.

Donald Trump Jr.

Screenshot from Twitter

You've probably heard about Donald Trump's claim that his Democratic rival got "a big fat se onhot in the ass" before delivering a nearly perfect performance on a recently televised town hall. Or his more recent demand that Joe Biden get a "drug test" before their debate on Tuesday night. Having spent months lowering expectations for Biden, the Trumps are now busily defaming him as a junkie.

But that particular slur backfired spectacularly over the weekend when the Trump campaign posted a bizarre video of Don Jr. -- seemingly in a condition that called for rehab services. As his father might put it, "many people are saying" that the presidential spud looked and sounded like someone abusing a controlled substance. (His slurred message was disturbed too, something about an "army of able-bodied men and women" to intimidate voters).

It's both funny and sad to watch Don Jr. decompensate on Twitter. (More funny, though.)

Click and judge his condition for yourself.