Hey, North Carolina -- you're up.

After waiting in the on-deck circle for a Pennsylvania primary that settled nothing, North Carolina will step to the plate May 6 with a chance to help settle the Democratic presidential race.

N.C. is far and away the biggest primary left with 134 delegates (115 pledged, 19 supers).

Even more interesting for the Democrats: one-third of the remaining nine primaries are in Southern states -- N.C., Kentucky and West Virginia. These three Southern states will play a decisive role in finishing up the race, accounting for nearly half -- 48% -- of the remaining 408 pledged delegates.

Where's that Southern Strategy when you need it?