Rick Santorum won both Alabama and Mississippi yesterday. Newt Gingrich took second place in states even he said he needed. Santorum is claiming he's now the real, conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, who came in third. If Romney can't capture the Southern conservative base of the party, why is he still the likely GOP nominee?
The Southern Primaries and the GOP
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