23.10.12

RECLAIMING THE AMERICA THAT WORKED.

A New York Sun endorsement of Governor Romney sees much to like in the nostalgia Our President perceives in the Republican agenda.
If voters get the idea that Mr. Romney can deliver the foreign policy of the 1980s, when we defeated a vast, hostile conspiracy in Soviet Communism, then Mr. Romney is moving in the right direction. No one wants the social faults of the 1950s, but if Mr. Romney stands for the virtues of family and faith, of decorum and respect that flourished then, he’d be a refreshing change. If he stands for higher birthrates, as we had in the 1950s, he’s a winner. Our guess is that if people really believe Mr. Romney will replicate the 1920s, they’ll elect him in a landslide. The fact is that — for America and for the GOP — the 1920s, the 1950s, and the 1980s are a winning combination.
Just as long as the 1920s economic reprise does not culminate in another financial crisis, and the 1950s cultural reprise does not culminate in another celebration of degeneracy.

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