Bernie's campaign turned turtle and sank throughout the southeast this past week.
I wonder how much of that is due to his New York accent.
Texans complain about folks retiring out of California, bringing the wad of cash they got when they harvested the equity in their house, and then trying to turn Texas into Los Angelito. That is a relatively new phenomena.
New York City retirees have been fleeing the Big Apple since the 1950s. Going to Virginia, the Carolinas, Florida, the Gulf Coast and more recently the mid-South. Once there, they bitch about the lack of amenities, grits, too much fried food, the tea is too sweet, the quality of the pastrami and the "uncouth" behavior of the natives.
The natural reaction of the natives is "If you liked NYC so much, why did you decide to come here and make our lives miserable?
Bernie talking pushes all of those buttons for the locals.