Late Romney/Ryan Reax

by Richard Brookhiser

Cecil Beaton, the English photographer and designer (he shot Elizabeth II’s coronation portrait) affected Edwardian fashion. But so did the Teddy Boys, gangs of fifties punks. One evening a Ted, spotting Beaton from afar, sidled up to him and muttered, “It’s on — tonight, with razors.”

So it’s on — an ideological election, about freedom and prosperity. Looking back, it looks to be the most consequential election since 1980. The Monica affair was a farce — Clinton’s fault, but our mistake. The Terror War is life and death — but you can’t fight a long-term war without economic and fiscal health. 

Go get ’em.

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