Santorum, Gingrich face long odds loss today

Mississippi has not been “used to mattering” in presidential politics, according to one close observer.

But on the heels of hosting 2008’s most important presidential debate, along comes Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary with the potential to alter the course of the 2012 race for the White House.

Along with Alabama, Tuesday’s primaries in the Deep South are “do or die” contests for both former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and former House speaker Newt Gingrich and should shape the race as either a three-way long slog into summer or a two-person contest going forward.

Commercial Appeal
3/12/12