Foxworthy on hunting with Romney: More dangerous than Cheney
March 12th, 2012
03:55 PM ET
11 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. The Real Tom Paine

    Ask yourself this: what sort of vision does Mitt Romney have for the whole country? Not the parts he likes, not the parts where he has homes, but ALL of it. The asnwer is, there is no vision. This is just another stop on Mitt's never-ending quest to have the perfect resume.

    March 12, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    If you like hugging 12 year old girls, you might be a Romney.

    March 12, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  3. GOP Bubble Burster

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth: Obama a historic failure? I think you have him mixed up with his incompetent, Forest Gump-like predecessor. You know the guy you probably voted for - twice.

    Knowndoyen: If you think that any of the very sorry bunch of GOP candidates can ensure that Obama "has already lost," you just gave more weight to my username.

    March 12, 2012 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  4. The Real Tom Paine

    As opposed to the historic failure by conservatives over the previous 30 years, truth: the failure to actually govern by their own principles? Its astonishing that anyone could yap away on cue, on script, never noticing how ignorant their beliefs have been in contributing to the mess we found ourselves in. Oh, and knowdoyen, we're not worried abotu losing. We're just astonished at the level of ignorance you all display: by the way, Adelson is Gingrich's backer, not Romney's.

    March 12, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  5. John the Historian

    Willard is such a joke himself. A cult follower of mormonism. How can anyone believe Joseph Smith received gold tablets that gave the info on that cult book The Book of mormon. yeah Jesus Christ preached to the American Indians around 600 AD. Yeah polygamy was cool for Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. Just read Mark Twain and what he said about Brigham Young.Mormon baptizing dead Jews. Their sacred under garments.I can't wait to see Obama win in a landslide against who ever the Republican candidate will be. Why do republicans want a theocracy. Explain it to me.

    March 12, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  6. Valentina

    Attention liberal commentators on this blog! You are sooooo transparent, and in that pathetically so! You are so blinded by your jealousy that Foxworthy is on Romney's side that you can't even take a joke for a joke and laugh a little. Like it or not, Romney will be our 45th President. Get used to it!

    March 12, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  7. Wendilynn

    Its really sad how many people do not get Romney's self deprecating sense of humor. He is always willing to make fun of his own stereotype. And Romney respects his audience's intelligence enough to laugh with him about how he is like a fish out of water down south. Too bad most of the pundits and media news is clueless.

    March 12, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  8. Mikey

    @Rudy – I have to correct you. It would be called "macaroni and cheesy"

    March 12, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    If you're going to get beaten in the general election like a runaway sisterwife, you might be a Romney.

    March 12, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  10. foxniose

    Glad to read this article. Lost a lot of respect for Foxworthy but being a southern joke maker I guess he's got to go with the side that will support his funny business. They would tar & feather him if he supported Obama so he is pretty predictable.

    March 12, 2012 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  11. Sniffit

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

    It's correct and undeniable. What's your problem with accepting verifiable, objectively measured empirical data? Is it that you don't quite understand how it all works or has it not been explained to you that the unemployment rate can, in fact, stay the same (or even rise) despite the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs in a month?

    March 12, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  12. NVa Native

    The Repubs propped up Dubbers for eight years with nothing but a likable (for the most part) personality, but diminished intellectually. And the years of the Bush/Vadder adminstration were a horrible non-stop FAILURE that Americasns haven't recobvered from yet.
    Thankfully we now have and have had an intelligent and capable President with a great personality.
    And the next four years of President Obama in the White House will be even better!

    March 12, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  13. Bob

    Thank you CNN!!! I like Romney even more!!! Can't wait until he is President!

    March 12, 2012 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  14. Mikey

    @Valentina – Get a grip on reality. I really don't care what Foxworthy does or doesn't do. If you really care about who celebrities are supporting, I would be happy to compare a list of those supporting the President to the list supporting all of the GOP candidates combined. Not that I think that matters, but you brought it up.

    March 12, 2012 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  15. Namesatberry

    We shall see Mississippi and Alabama tomorrow.

    March 12, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  16. Talkytalk

    If you think you don't have to have work experience in government or business to run the United States of America, you might be an Obama.

    March 12, 2012 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  17. Attila, The Hun

    With the mentality of the southern voter, a red neck stand-up comedian will probably get some of these fools to vote his way.

    March 12, 2012 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  18. Natalie

    I guess that fact that Foxworthy is supporting MIttens means he's not smarter than a 5th grader. Actually supporting any of these GOP idiots would prove that.

    March 12, 2012 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
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