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While I'm not even considering voting for this ponce, for those of you who are, as a Southerner, you should find this a bit insulting. It only reinforces how disjointed and socially inept this guy still is with certain members of the populace.

Mitt Romney: Deep South Is 'A Bit Of An Away Game'

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney faces a tough sell in the Deep South. The Huffington Post

Posted: 03/ 8/2012 5:34 pm

Republican primaries approaching, Mitt Romney admitted the Deep South is "a bit of an away game" for him.

The GOP hopeful told WAPI in Birmingham he was "confident" about his chances in the South, noting he hoped to get a majority of Alabama's 50 delegates. Romney said getting the majority of the delegates "would be the icing on the cake."

"I'm confident we're going to get some delegates," Romney said, according to CBS. "That, of course, is what this is all about -- getting the delegates necessary to become the nominee."

The former Massachusetts governor lost one Deep South state on Super Tuesday, when rival Newt Gingrich -- who hails from the Peach State -- won Georgia. Though Romney could face challenges in the southern states, Gingrich would need multiple wins to get to the Republican convention in August.

The AP reports:

Mitt Romney faces a tough sell in the Deep South. With Mississippi and Alabama primaries coming up next Tuesday, there's concern that he's too slick, not really a conservative. In a region where the evangelical vote is important, some are skeptical about his Mormon faith.

But if Romney wins the Republican nomination and it's a November choice between him and Democratic President Barack Obama, the former Massachusetts governor may be just good enough for some Southerners.

"If push comes to shove and he gets the nomination, I'll go in the voting booth like this and vote for him," says Mississippi retiree David Wilke, holding his nose.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who represented Georgia for 20 years and now lives in Virginia, needs to win every state from South Carolina to Texas to get to the convention this summer, spokesman R.C. Hammond says.

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While I'm not even considering voting for this ponce, for those of you who are, as a Southerner, you should find this a bit insulting. It only reinforces how disjointed and socially inept this guy still is with certain members of the populace.

Mitt Romney: Deep South Is 'A Bit Of An Away Game'

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney faces a tough sell in the Deep South. The Huffington Post

Posted: 03/ 8/2012 5:34 pm

Republican primaries approaching, Mitt Romney admitted the Deep South is "a bit of an away game" for him.

The GOP hopeful told WAPI in Birmingham he was "confident" about his chances in the South, noting he hoped to get a majority of Alabama's 50 delegates. Romney said getting the majority of the delegates "would be the icing on the cake."

"I'm confident we're going to get some delegates," Romney said, according to CBS. "That, of course, is what this is all about -- getting the delegates necessary to become the nominee."

The former Massachusetts governor lost one Deep South state on Super Tuesday, when rival Newt Gingrich -- who hails from the Peach State -- won Georgia. Though Romney could face challenges in the southern states, Gingrich would need multiple wins to get to the Republican convention in August.

The AP reports:

Mitt Romney faces a tough sell in the Deep South. With Mississippi and Alabama primaries coming up next Tuesday, there's concern that he's too slick, not really a conservative. In a region where the evangelical vote is important, some are skeptical about his Mormon faith.

But if Romney wins the Republican nomination and it's a November choice between him and Democratic President Barack Obama, the former Massachusetts governor may be just good enough for some Southerners.

"If push comes to shove and he gets the nomination, I'll go in the voting booth like this and vote for him," says Mississippi retiree David Wilke, holding his nose.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who represented Georgia for 20 years and now lives in Virginia, needs to win every state from South Carolina to Texas to get to the convention this summer, spokesman R.C. Hammond says.

This is not unlike his speech recently in Michigan where he extolled the virtues of his home state, including that the trees were "the perfect height" there.

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I'm not sure if it is appropriate for someone running for President of the United States to refer to ANY part of those United States as an "away" game.

This ^

My point is, there are plenty of better things to criticize Romney on. This seems pretty weak.

If you're running for president, no matter how awkward a geographical region makes you feel, you suck it up, put on your politician hat and kiss ugly, greasy Alabama-fan babies. You **** sure don't tell the media you're uncomfortable somewhere.

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While I'm not even considering voting for this ponce, for those of you who are, as a Southerner, you should find this a bit insulting. It only reinforces how disjointed and socially inept this guy still is with certain members of the populace.

My neck of the woods, Jacksonville...

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My point is, there are plenty of better things to criticize Romney on. This seems pretty weak.

I agree. We could criticize Romney for engaging in "regionally divisive" rhetoric by segmenting different parts of the country. There is one America. There are no southerners. There are only Americans.

Right Mr. "The Black Republican"?

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You know there's fear when the left start analyzing every word spoken by Romney and now to try and sway this remark into a fear tool is ridiculus and won't work. Our President mumbles, fumbles our economy and our national security away weekly, says his Home state of Hawaii is Asia, etc. and you guys want this to be a hit piece on Romney. Nope, not working. This election will be about a failed economy and a president out of touch with America.

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You know there's fear when the left start analyzing every word spoken by Romney and now to try and sway this remark into a fear tool is ridiculus and won't work. Our President mumbles, fumbles our economy and our national security away weekly, says his Home state of Hawaii is Asia, etc. and you guys want this to be a hit piece on Romney. Nope, not working. This election will be about a failed economy and a president out of touch with America.

Seriously, if it's a contest between who is most out of touch, Mr. "My Wife Drives Two Cadillacs" and "Corporations are People" loses that.

It's going to be about the economy, yes. But the signs right now point to a recovery, making it harder and harder for Republicans to win.

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Seriously, if it's a contest between who is most out of touch, Mr. "My Wife Drives Two Cadillacs" and "Corporations are People" loses that.

It's going to be about the economy, yes. But the signs right now point to a recovery, making it harder and harder for Republicans to win.

A socialist, anti American President, against a man who led as a Gov. Lead the Olympics and several large companies, and You're angst is he has 2 cadillacs? Heck, I have 2 cadillacs, whats that got to do with anything. HUGE reach if thats the lefts tack, which it won't be. It will be demonization and racism 101. Oh yea, throw is a huge plate of class warfare.

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A socialist, anti American President, against a man who led as a Gov. Lead the Olympics and several large companies, and You're angst is he has 2 cadillacs? Heck, I have 2 cadillacs, whats that got to do with anything. HUGE reach if thats the lefts tack, which it won't be. It will be demonization and racism 101. Oh yea, throw is a huge plate of class warfare.

Most people don't view Obama as "socialist". Most do not view him as "anti-American". Most people DO recognize that Romney is a man of great wealth. His comments make him look out of touch with the worries and problems of average Americans. The two cadillacs is a symbol for his wealth and him being out of touch, one that makes him seem disconnected from average Americans and more sympathetic to the rich during a time when "the 1%" are not very popular.

It doesn't matter what you or I think about Obama and Romney. What matters is the perception among the American public:

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A socialist, anti American President, against a man who led as a Gov. Lead the Olympics and several large companies, and You're angst is he has 2 cadillacs? Heck, I have 2 cadillacs, whats that got to do with anything. HUGE reach if thats the lefts tack, which it won't be. It will be demonization and racism 101. Oh yea, throw is a huge plate of class warfare.

Hey little guy, Obama is going to be re elected, we all know that, are you going to challenge him to a dual at your dojo when he is re elected?

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Hey little guy, Obama is going to be re elected, we all know that, are you going to challenge him to a dual at your dojo when he is re elected?

We don't all know that, actually. The economy seems to be recovering, but it's too early to know what it will be by the middle of summer. If we keep the current growth through the election then it's still a very, very close contest with Obama only slightly favored. Neither side should start declaring victory this early.

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We don't all know that, actually. The economy seems to be recovering, but it's too early to know what it will be by the middle of summer. If we keep the current growth through the election then it's still a very, very close contest with Obama only slightly favored. Neither side should start declaring victory this early.

Romney has zero shot at it. It is not necessarily that Obama would beat any GOP candidate it is simply the fact that the GOP field is so pathetic that they cannot produce a candidate that has any shot in this. The GOP don't even want Romney to win at this point.

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Romney has zero shot at it. It is not necessarily that Obama would beat any GOP candidate it is simply the fact that the GOP field is so pathetic that they cannot produce a candidate that has any shot in this. The GOP don't even want Romney to win at this point.

If the economy slides back into recession then Romney would beat Obama. Given the more likely situation that the economy continues slow growth, Romney's personal characteristics and flaws as a candidate will hurt him and make Obama the slight favorite, but it's absolutely not a lock.

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