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The 'Solid South' Isn't So Solid After All

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Mitt Romney is lucky there were two other candidates in Mississippi and Alabama, even though he lost to them both. One alone would have swamped him. But, including Hawaii and American Samoa, he got more delegates yesterday than either Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum, who won both primaries and is claiming to be the real, conservative alternative to Romney. Even though Romney's a loser with the conservative base of his party, he's still the favorite to win the GOP nomination. Does that mean the South doesn't matter? Will Santorum's double win push Gingrich out of the running? Does Romney still have a chance to prevail before the convention in Tampa?

Credits

Guests:
Maggie Haberman - New York Times / CNN - @maggienyt, Gary Langer - Langer Research Associates and ABC News - @garylanger, Jack Campbell - Public Strategy Associates, Chris Kromm - Institute for Southern Studies - @chriskromm, Ken Warren - St. Louis University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody