Veteran comedian and television host Jeff Foxworthy campaigned with Republican presidential hopeful and current frontrunner Mitt Romney today, hitting both Alabama and Mississippi. Romney already lost in Georgia (Foxworthy’s home state) as Newt Gingrich snagged a victory there.
Foxworthy long ago created a huge name for himself as founder of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, along with Larry the Cable Guy, Bill Engvall and Ron White, a group of comedians who’s enormous appeal comes largely from American’s heartland and its Southern states. Arguably, White’s fans are more geographically diverse than the other three comedians’ followers.
Despite Foxworthy’s middle-America appeal, the comedian has remained fairly non-political in his public life and onstage. His stand-up material is mostly observational and universally appealing—even when he does mention politics or political figures. However, he was pretty clear about how he feels about Barack Obama.
“We don’t elect presidents on personality. We did that in 2008,” Foxworthy told reporters today. That’s all well and good. But doesn’t that imply Foxworthy thinks Romney has a horrible personality? And isn’t that why Foxworthy was asked to join the campaign in there first place—to inject some life in an otherwise lifeless figure?
Below, you can check out Foxworthy’s appearance from this morning’s Fox and Friends.