Oh, yes, he did. He dropped the most awesome insult ever.

Swoon! Romney’s point is, of course, correct and needs repeating. But the “bless his heart” is getting more play as of now; it was the delicious final touch on the pro-freedom message. Of course, lefties react in typical fashion.

https://twitter.com/keshaballs/status/238337443714199553

But most Twitter users delighted in his turn of phrase.

https://twitter.com/RROKC/status/238337963031920641

Some think that Romney should not be allowed to use the oh-so-awesome Southern slam.

https://twitter.com/LStevens83/status/238337548764717057

We disagree and are totally on board with anyone using “bless your heart,” Southern or otherwise. To mix it up, he should add a little “isn’t he just precious?” That always adds some extra oomph.

Keep it coming, Mitt! More of this, please. Remember: No more Mr. Nice Guy. Keep the mitts off and stick with the fired up passion.

Update:

A preemptive “don’t even try it” to the media: It is not racist in the slightest. “Bless your heart” is totally an equal opportunity disguised obscenity. It’s very PC that way. And polite!