Jon Stewart on Monday suffered through Mitt Romeny’s Southern pandering: from the awkward y’alls to grits and biscuits.
“You’re a guy who looks like you just stepped off of the Monopoly board,” Stewart said, “you really think you’re gonna appeal to Southerners by finding reference with them on the issues that matter most to them: their accent and choosing the right breakfast starch?”
Romney even asked Randy Owen, singer of the popular country band Alabama, to sing a few bars of “Sweet Home Alabama” … a Lynyrd Skynyrd song.
“Everything Romney knows about the South, he learned from a Jeff Foxworthy routine,” Stewart said. “Where’s Romney getting this stuff?”
Oh right, it’s from Jeff Foxworthy himself.
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