March 12th, 2012
12:08 AM ET

GOP candidates vie for votes in Deep South

The focus of the Republican presidential campaign shifts this week to the conservative Deep South where primaries are scheduled Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi.

Hawaii and American Samoa will also hold caucuses that day.

Coming off another victory in conservative territory over the weekend, Rick Santorum on Sunday rejected arguments that frontrunner Mitt Romney's lead in the delegate count for the Republican presidential nomination was virtually insurmountable.

"This isn't a mathematical formula - this race has a tremendous amount of dynamics," Santorum told the NBC program "Meet the Press" after winning the Kansas caucuses on Saturday to bolster his second-place standing behind Romney.

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  1. fernace

    This nation needs neither a theocrat nor a plutocrat as president! We also don't need the negative, depressive, no success, no recovery message the right keeps throwing around! Fact is they are complaining about their own failure in our economic recovery! If the GOP-TP had put half the energy behind compromise & working on proposed solutions, last year, that they put into being the Party of No, we would be much further along in the recovery process! In recent months the Religious Right have had success blocking the rights of gays & women! Gay people can't enjoy their consti.tutional rights & women will be transported to last turn of century, if the R.R has their way! I'm hearing alot about these issues from the candidates, but not much about jobs & the economy! Meanwhile, the President has been working for us, campaigning & disregarding, for the most part, his opponents! Obama/Biden Next 4!!

    March 12, 2012 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    Top of the morning to ya fernace. could not have said it better. Ditto.

    March 12, 2012 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    @ fernace, BRAVO! You just said it all girl!

    March 12, 2012 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    This is why we need a female POTUS, common sense.

    March 12, 2012 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

      I'd like to see Hillary Clinton after Obama's next term.

      March 12, 2012 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ fernace:
    Bravissima!
    I agree with you 100% about this the issues you mentioned and the need to elect Obama to another term.

    March 12, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. ! ! !

    I agree with all of the above posters, and with Joey regarding Hilary Clinton.

    March 12, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    What concerns most thinking Americans today are jobs and the economy.
    Focusing attention on hot-button issues such as abortion and gay rights deflects from the problems they don't have plans to try and remedy.
    Smoke and mirrors.
    Banning gay marriage and denying women's rights, for example, will not create jobs, but it will create needless hostility towards government...is that the intention?

    March 12, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dott

    The guy with the most marbles $$$ will win. Ahhh this is America – this is how we do business.

    March 12, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |