View Full Version : An Evangelical Back From Exile, Lifting Romney

09-23-2012, 01:00 PM

DULUTH, Ga. — Ralph Reed (http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/r/ralph_reed/index.html?inline=nyt-per) is clearly relishing his revival. Just six years ago, the man who turned the Christian Coalition into such a powerful political force that he was called “God’s right-hand man” was all but written off, tarnished by his ties to the disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, then trounced in his campaign to become Georgia’s lieutenant governor.

But after several years in political purgatory, Mr. Reed has found his way back.

The President may look like he has a comfortable lead at the moment but the swing states are mostly within the margin of error. If the Democrats don't work hard enough (or if the President doesn't simply get too far ahead after the debates) this may not be as easy of a win as the Democrats think.