This is the most critical night yet in the Republican presidential race, it appears. Primary results are coming in right now from Alabama and Mississippi.
Newt Gingrich needs both of these to survive but based on the CNN exit polls it looks like he is trailing in both of them. It looks like Mitt Romney might be ahead in Mississippi and if he takes that, he will really be celebrating because nobody was giving Romney any chance in the South. As for Rick Santorum, you can expect them to definitely step up their calls for Gingrich to get out of the race after tonight, because it looks from the exit polls that all Gingrich is doing is helping split Santorum's vote and helping him lose.
I really do think we are at a critical juncture tonight. We could either have the end of the Gingrich campaign or possibly the end of the entire race tonight.