Originally Posted by Pony Boy
It depends on what you call heavily entwined, accurate statistics are hard to find. Wikipedia said about 68% to 78% of the white evangelical vote went to Bush and that would represent about 23% of the total vote. I don't consider 23% as heavily entwined. Entwined yes but not heavily entwined.
To be honest, I can't quantify how many, but Santorum does seem to represent many in the GOP when it comes to Governmental social interference. Something no true conservative would consider acceptable.
Lofgren does a nice job of time-lining the Fundamentalist shift, in agreement with Goldwater's comments.