Why Alabama’s primary really, really matters for Mitt Romney

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney hands out cookies before departing on a flight to the next campaign stop, Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in St. Louis, Mo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Because of Alabama’s geography, the state’s Republican presidential primary that takes place on Tuesday may prove to be a critical stepping-stone for Mitt Romney.

In a blog post titled, “In GOP Nomination Race, Geography Has Been Destiny,” the New York Times’ Nate Silver explains how the Yellowhammer State has the potential to be the place where Mitt stops the geographic momentum of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich dead in its tracks.

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