Accentuating the issues

Is a Southern accent a political liability?

Sez David Freddoso:

It takes conscious effort for some New Englanders to overcome the First Impression that Southern Accent doesn't equal perhaps deliberate ignorance...Yes, it's prejudice, but try and get a New Englander, a genuine Yankee, to admit a shortcoming like this. It's almost always rationalized as something else, and thinly...

This doesn't bode well for a number of candidates if they aren't adept at code shifting.

There's a link below to a fun accent quiz and it correctly labeled me a Southerner (Imagine, that!). But the quiz didn't ask me about any of these; I guess they're my bonus points.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The South
 

That's a Southern accent you've got there. You may love it, you may hate it, you may swear you don't have it, but whatever the case, we can hear it.

The Inland North
 
The Northeast
 
The Midland
 
Philadelphia
 
The West
 
North Central
 
Boston
 
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz


(via Instapundit)