“A Bit Of An Away Game”

That's how Romney describes next week's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. Scott Galupo notes that Mitt's "Southern problem" is not necessarily about the South: 

Republican presidential candidates obviously don't win general elections by winning Dixie alone. They win in swing states like Ohio. And they win in swing states like Ohio by turning out Southern-type voters who live in Ohio—evangelicals and Reagan Democrats. … Romney's "Southern problem" therefore isn't that he's in danger of losing Southern states; it's that he's not reaching those demographic chunks of non-Southern states that most resemble the South.