MOBILE, Ala. (MCT) — First it was grits. Now it’s catfish.
On the eve of the Mississippi and Alabama primaries, Mitt Romney showed how far he would go to bond with Southerners who might feel something less than a natural kinship with the famously stiff New England investment titan.
“That’s a fine Alabama good mornin’,” Romney said with a twang to a few dozen supporters who braved a drenching downpour to sing him “Happy Birthday” outside the Whistle Stop diner on the Gulf Coast.
The former Massachusetts governor, who turns 65 on Tuesday, could have left it at that.
But he didn’t. Instead, he shared his delight over a recent meal in Mississippi.
“I had catfish for the second time,” he told the crowd. “It was delicious, just like the first time.”
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