If Romney takes the south - but with a smaller majority than Bush or McCain due to apathy among very conservative and very fundamentalist voters, and to win PA, and VA and OH and FL and NM and CO and IN and WI and MI and MN and NH - but by slim majorities - AND if Obama wins NY and CA and IL by HUGE margins (due to votes in the cities and perennial DEM voter fraud), then Romney could very well win the electoral college but lose the popular vote.
THIS IS WHAT I EXPECT TO HAPPEN.
Imagine what Obama and his comrades will do! They will not take it lying down. I expect all hell to break loose. Sharpton advocating riots...
The only way to avoid this is to unite the party and have a great GOTV apparatus in the south.
IOW: The ABM crowd has to wake up.