With Bryant endorsement in hand, Romney hopes to break through to South

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Campaigning for the first time since a string of Super Tuesday victories extended his delegate lead but failed to put the Republican nominating contest in the bag, Mitt Romney on Thursday evening secured yet another major endorsement, with a side of grits.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announced his support for Romney in brief remarks at the port here, before attention turned to another Mississippian, Romney’s body-man Garrett Jackson, whom the former Massachusetts governor credits with beginning his transition into an “unofficial southerner.”

“I am learning to say y’all and I like grits, and … strange things are happening to me,” Romney joked with the crowd.

NBC News
3/8/12