Romney Makes Southern Appeal

Mitt Romney attempts to win over voters in Alabama and Mississippi.
2:26 | 03/13/12

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Pop politics and the battle under -- Mitt Romney going for a knockout punch in the south. Wrestling with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum and Alabama and Mississippi it's your voice your vote in ABC's John Carl was on the trail -- them today. It's only march 13 but to -- Mitt Romney was already handing out Saint Patrick's Day cookies. Lately Romney's been talking more about rates. He's the ultimate -- that are trying real hard to score in the deep south and learning to say you all morning yeah -- I like grits biscuits and cheesy -- how's it playing. At the police that inspired the story fried Green tomatoes we found Romney's efforts to talk southern getting decidedly mixed reviews. The -- the way he came down -- I like Ritz and I yelled do and live like that and now running it now don't. Let -- We have today. All that added. Do you think the Mitt Romney really likes -- when he says that he was targeted Tikrit and why does help you know -- -- But many of these folks also told us they liked him anyway -- he think he'll win a ballot deciding he got the best chance to beat Obama. And I really don't do. Gingrich -- home in the south -- hoping to score big here and he needs to. He told us he is not dividing conservatives by staying in the race he also have conservatives that city you are helping to blow for the the conservatives because the conservative voters divided. Or we actually helping -- between -- syndrome stopping home do you see any scenario where you get out before the convention. Who knows that I don't that I have my expectations will be in Tampa. And my expectations it's going to be an open convention Romney said yesterday -- convention battle would -- Republican chances of. Beating Oklahoma. Rick Santorum angrily disagree. Can be a disaster. Mr. Obama victory. I don't -- this is not making the case for why should be elected as opposed to playing all afternoon. Later tonight in this room Gingrich will host what he hopes is an Alabama victory party. But once again Diane Mitt Romney has had a huge money advantage. He has spent over just the last couple of weeks 2.5 million dollars and Alabama and Mississippi. That is more than twice as much of the total spending for Gingrich and Santorum combine. And we will see what effect it has tonight and Jon Karl we'll be reporting and thank you John.

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