Foxworthy on hunting with Romney: More dangerous than Cheney
March 12th, 2012
03:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Foxworthy on hunting with Romney: More dangerous than Cheney

Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) - Add a new joke to Jeff Foxworthy's stand-up routine. . . on the subject of Mitt Romney's invitation to go hunting.

Earlier in the day, Foxworthy appeared at Romney's side at a campaign event in Mobile, Alabama, where the blue-collar comedian threw his support behind the former Massachusetts governor.

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Romney quipped that he could use Foxworthy's help.

"I am looking forward to going there and hunting with you sometime. And you can actually show me which end of the rifle to point," Romney joked in Mobile.

Asked by CNN whether he would take Romney up on the offer, Foxworthy had a one-liner of his own.

"That sounds even more dangerous than Cheney if you ask me. We may start with a BB gun and work our way up to a rifle," Foxworthy joked just after an event where he appeared on Romney's behalf in Jackson.

In the days leading up to Tuesday's primaries in Mississippi and Alabama, Romney has shared his stories of exposure to Southern culture, revealing that he now enjoys "cheesy grits" and saying "y'all."

Foxworthy said he teased the GOP contender about the revelations, telling reporters the comments sound slightly inauthentic coming from a New Englander.

"But it kind of makes me laugh. I told him 'I gotta spend a day with you and teach you how to speak Southern a little bit,'" Foxworthy said.

Then the comedian got serious.

"We don't elect presidents on personality. We did that in 2008," Foxworthy said.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mississippi • Mitt Romney
soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    Romney only got a license to hunt after he was running for President & got called out for not having one.
    He supported gun restrictions & signed a gun ban into law as Governor.

    March 12, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  2. Thomas

    I just love guns and comedy.

    How much will the Mormon super pac spend to make Romney President ?

    March 12, 2012 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Foxworthy is not smarter than a 5th grader. We elected a president in 2008 who averted a Bush republican depression, has created almost 4 million jobs in three years, eliminated most of the leaders of as Qaida, and brought our troops home from Iraq. It appears that Foxworthy's redneck tendencies have destroyed his brain cells.

    March 12, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Romney only hunts varmints, so Jeff, you may be right.

    March 12, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  5. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Willard is so phony. I've never seen anyone do so much pandering. He should walk around with a shirt that reads "FRAUD."

    March 12, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    from the article:

    ...Romney has shared his stories of exposure to Southern culture, revealing that he now enjoys "cheesy grits" and saying "y'all."
    -------------–
    Most people I know simply call them "cheese grits". You say "cheeseburger" or "cheese fries". You don't call them "cheesy freis" or "cheesy burgers." I wonder if Mitt Romney has ever tried "cheesy eggs"? Or "cheesy macaroni"?

    March 12, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  7. The Real Tom Paine

    And in 2000, we had one appointed by judicial fiat. Stick to making fun of your family, Jeff: that should cover most of the South.

    March 12, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  8. mario

    this foxworth,,,, no trust in this guy,,, something tell me taht he likes young kids too munch

    March 12, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  9. The REAL Truth

    I hope Willard has some better ideas on running the country than having Foxworthy show him "which end of the rifle to point". And people want to elect this man the leader of the free world. Be the can figure out which end of the button to push tho' ??

    March 12, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  10. NVa Native

    Foxworthy has found the right stage for non-stop simple comedy, and his name sake for non-stop shilling for nasty right wing political ideology is a great prop for slap-stick hilarity.

    March 12, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  11. Thomas Guerra

    "We don't elect presidents on personality. We did that in 2008," Foxworthy said.

    Just one of quite a few things tons of money can't buy– a personality. Too bad you can't get elected without it.

    Obama 2012

    March 12, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  12. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    "We don't elect presidents on personality. We did that in 2008," Foxworthy said.
    =========================================================
    But he was "historic" back then. Now he's just a historic FAILURE.

    March 12, 2012 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    Romey is not a fraud, he's a parasite who will latch himself onto whatever issue and whatever viewpoint suits his needs. The man has been engaged in the longest job interview I've ever seen: take that as a hint.

    March 12, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    If you take self-contradictory positions on policy issues to suit the audience to whom you are speaking in a desperate attempt to convince them you have their best interests at heart and can relate to their values, you might be Romney.

    March 12, 2012 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  15. knowndoyen

    It is good to see so many Dems worried and reading about the Republican primaries. I think it is because you all know that Obama has already lost the election it is just killing you to see it in slow motion.

    Thomas – not sure where you got your info on the Super Pac backing Romney but the major contributor is Jewish.

    March 12, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  16. Woman In California

    I don't know - the cheesy grits did it for me. Willard reminds of Milburn Drysdale from The Beverly Hillbillies. Remember how he would do anything to keep Jed Clampett's money including the episode where he ate granny's hog mogs and greens. That's Willard. I only wish someone would put a plate of "cheesy grits" in front of his cheesy face and make him eat them BEFORE they vote for him. I think he would become seriously ill. One can only hope.

    March 12, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  17. Really?

    The Morman Church frowns upon hunting. However, Romeny never met a position that he did not take. How ironic that the GOP portrayed Kerry as a flip flopper in 2004? Can you say political karma boys? The Democratics could make a full length movie on Romney's position changes. Please GOP voters keep the Romeny machine going all the way to Tampa.......Tampa just be glad Romney is not the head of the RNC......he may make a last minute change and move the convention.

    March 12, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  18. Really?

    knowndoyen....worried is not the word I would use......this is a comedy writers dream!

    March 12, 2012 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  19. Max Powers

    Romney's "y'all" and cheesy grits seems kind bigoted. Is he going to say "homeboys" when he talks to black people? Southern people don't need you to talk like them, just to talk to them.

    March 12, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  20. George

    Wire Palladin, thinks Obama did ALL that?? FOUR MILLION JOBS?? HA HA

    March 12, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  21. Maxx

    In the last election, Romney lied about being a hunter all his life. Actually, one of the smaller lies he has told.

    Gee, I didn't realize Obama already lost the election, when did that happen knondoyn?

    March 12, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  22. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    If you think corporations are people too, you might be a Romney.

    March 12, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    "I think it is because you all know that Obama has already lost the election it is just killing you to see it in slow motion. "

    Let me guess. You look at the poll results that all show Obama leading Mittens nationally and it's like a magical optical illusion where you can only see the numbers if you try to catch them out of the corner of your eye, but can never quite make them out no matter how hard you try because they disappear if you look directly at them?

    March 12, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  24. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    If you think that tax cuts for the wealthy create jobs, you might be a Romney.

    March 12, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  25. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    If you think you do not have to pay your fair share of taxes, you might be a Romney.

    March 12, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
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