By Justin Sink
Gingrich's campaign manager admitted as much in comments to reporters earlier this week, agreeing the states were "must wins." While the candidate backed off those comments somewhat — telling supporters on a conference call Thursday night he planned to go on to the convention regardless of the results — Gingrich's viability nevertheless rests on a Deep South strategy.
Romney is in the midst of a two-day swing through the state, visiting a Mississippi farmer's market Friday morning with Gov. Phil Bryant, who has endorsed his candidacy.