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It’s Time to Play ‘Mitt Romney or Southerner?’

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addresses supporters while appearing with comedian Jeff Foxworthy at the Whistle Stop cafe March 12, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama. Alabama and Mississippi hold their primaries tomorrow.
Mornin’ y’all! Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

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."

Dolly Parton

"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."

Paula Deen

"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!"

James Carville

"We stayed in the Courtyard hotel last night. It's a LEED-certified hotel."

Mitt Romney, at an unnamed diner, December 2011.

"Marriage, fun? Fiddle-dee-dee."

Scarlett O'Hara

"You know, we do go skiing. We love it."

Mitt Romney, on Fox & Friends, February 18, 2009.

"Boy, hey boy, put I say put that egghead book down boy …. 'cuz I'm gonna take you out to the woods and learn you about scoutin' and woodcraft."

Foghorn Leghorn

"And true suffering Red Sox fans that my family and I are, we could not have been more happy than to see the Red Sox win the World Series, except by being able to beat the Yankees when they were ahead three games to none."

Mitt Romney, at a CNN/YouTube debate, November 27, 2007.

Quiz: Mitt Romney or Southerner?