Despite Mitt Romney's losses in the south yesterday in the Alabama and Mississippi Republican primaries, the mainstream media continues to claim that it is inevitable that the former Massachusetts Governor will become the Party's nominee.
The AP in particular noted that the math is on Romney's side going forward. Their rationale for the prediction is that although Romney came in third in both of the high profile contests yesterday, he picked up more delegates than anyone on the strength of his win in Hawaii and the fact that the top three candidates in Alabama and Mississippi were so close in their total votes that he will pick up a significant number of delegates from those states.
Both states use the proportional system in awarding delegates.
But is the AP's assessment a plausible one?