In New York Times (March 17) article titled, “Is Elvis a Mormon?” Maureen Dowd criticizes Mitt Romney as his manner being so “inauthentic.” She says:
“You can’t find him anywhere. Is he the guy he was on Wednesday or the guy he was on Thursday?”
“Mitt works overtime pretending he’s a Nascar, cheesy-grits guy and masking his pride in his bank account and faith.”
To me, Nascar is the abbreviation of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. Does this mean he enjoys car racing as a racing driver?
As for cheesy –grits, www.mrfoodcom defines it as “a recipe for classic down-home cheese grits is chock-full of sharp Cheddar cheese.”
What does Mitt Romney pretends to be a Nascar, cheesy-grits guy? What do “a Nascar” and “Cheesy-grits” symbolize? Is Dowd trying to say Romney wants to be seen by voters, just as a commonplace person and a docile husband, not a plutocratic politician?