Updated from 8:41 p.m. ET, with resultsNEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Rick Santorum won GOP primaries in Alabama and Mississippi on Tuesday, dealing Mitt Romney's presidential hopes two more setbacks. Santorum has won both states, according to The Associated Press, and Mitt Romney still hasn't won a Southern state in the 2012 race.
Burkman says that if Romney won Mississippi and Alabama, it would bolster his chances, but that it wouldn't be enough to force anyone out. So why do the rest stay in the race? Paul hasn't said he would do otherwise. The Texas congressman has a nice lump of cash on hand and an organized campaign that knows exactly when and where it wants to campaign through the entire primary season. Gingrich has shown strength in the South, and with Sheldon Adelson almost single-handedly funding the super PAC that supports the former speaker, he can continue to compete. Santorum is second in delegates, amid rumblings that the former senator could get a vice presidential nod if he forces a brokered convention. The South on Tuesday didn't get the memo on Romney's inevitability, and the race could remain a four-man brawl. -- Written by Joe Deaux in New York. >Contact by Email. >Follow Joe Deaux on Twitter. Subscribe on Facebook.