Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Saturday compared Mitt Romney to President Ronald Reagan, as the governor talked up the GOP frontrunner in the run-up to Tuesday’s primary.

Bryant threw his support behind Romney earlier this week. On Fox News’ “America’s News Headquarters,” the governor was asked about the stiff competition his candidate faces in upcoming Southern contests – and was asked if it’s fair to compare Romney’s campaign to that of Richard Nixon’s, who once said: “They don’t like me, but they tolerate me.” Bryant said that was not a fair comparison.