Romney senior adviser Erich Fehrnstrom appeared Tuesday night on CNN, saying that the primaries tonight would be a success — that Romney's actual goal was to win a third of the delegates at stake in Alabama, Mississippi and the Pacific islands contests.
"I don't think anybody expected Mitt to win Alabama or Mississippi. As Mitt said early on in the campaign, this was an away game for him, and I think that's true."
Fehrnstrom also said that there would soon be no opportunity for either Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich to win a majority of delegates.
"We are fast going to be approaching the point where there will be fewer delegates than what Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich needs to get to that magic number," said Fehrnstrom. "So if someone can explain to me their pathway to get to 1144, I'm all ears, but we are fast approaching the point where it's gonna be a virtual impossibility."