October 23, 2012
REAGAN, EISENHOWER, AND COOLIDGE: Sounds like good company to be in:
So we’d like to think that Mr. Obama has stumbled onto something here. 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, like 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 the 1920s, the 1950s, and the 1980s are a winning combination — for the GOP and for America.
Pour yourself a Martini, or a Don Draper-esque Old Fashioned and read the whole thing.