Ralph Reed is going around saying that the white, Evangelical turnout for Romney was the highest percentage of total Republican votes cast for any candidate. Now forget for a minute that the former Jack Abramoff toady will turn any minus into a plus regardless of the "facts." In this instance maybe he's onto something. Dig this:
Romney got 57 million votes. 24 million were white Evangelicals. It's estimated that there are roughly 75-78 million white Evangeicals in the United States, so if they turned out in roughly the same proportion to their overall numbers as did the entire electorate, this would total about 26 or 27 million.
So Reed didn't do a bad job. Problem is he didn't get any help from the Romney campaign or the rest of the Republican Party in general. But going forward, if the Republican Party can't stop the flow of Asians and Hispanics to the Democrats, could we have a Presidential election pretty soon in which more than 50% of the Republican vote is Evangelical? Maybe they'll bring Ollie North back to head the ticket.