> > Would you dispute that, although I may have exaggerated, that
> this most important point is still true: that without the
> fundamentalist apocalyptic republican vote, Bush would not have
> been returned to the White House?
> This was initially reported as if it was true by the mainstream
> media, who have their preconceptions. However, if you look at
> this page
> you may see that once they analyzed the statistics that did not
> turn out to be the case.
> The New York Times posted an article
> that confirms that (BTW -- you can log in as
Here are the facts. As Andrew Kohut
> of the Pew Research Center points out, there was no
> disproportionate surge in the evangelical vote this year.
> Evangelicals made up the same share of the electorate this year
> as they did in 2000.
Yes, but this in no way invalidates Gordons point. It was true in 2000, and true in 2004.