While Mitt Romney has referred to the primaries in Alabama and Mississippi — which are being held today, right now! — as "away games," he's actually managed to fit in quite well while campaigning there over the past few days. From proclaiming his love of grits, "cheesy grits," and catfish to dropping his Gs and using the word y'all, Romney is barely distinguishable from the locals! In fact, we've put together a quiz composed of totally random quotes uttered by either "unofficial Southerner" Mitt Romney or a real, born-and-raised Southerner — see if you can tell the difference!
"If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words."
"I was sitting at my desk one lovely day and contemplating new investments in a robust, explosive market, with our Internet companies going through the ceiling and other companies doing extremely well."
Mitt Romney, at the National Press Club, February 3, 2000.
"I'm gonna just slather this corn with mayonnaise."
"Ann makes granola for me, and every week she packs a big plastic bag of granola, and I take it with me, and I get skim milk every morning."
Mitt Romney on CBS's Early Show on July 4, 2007.
"Possum on a gum bush!"
"We stayed in the Courtyard hotel last night. It's a LEED-certified hotel."
"Marriage, fun? Fiddle-dee-dee."
"You know, we do go skiing. We love it."
Mitt Romney, on Fox & Friends, February 18, 2009.