Promises, promises Mrs. Clinton:
Hillary Clinton will roll out a plan to combat Alzheimer’s disease in Fairfield, Iowa, on Tuesday, pledging to spend $2 billion annually to fight the disease and research a cure, according to a Clinton aide.
Clinton, who aides said consulted with leading physicians and scientists to develop the plan, will set a goal of making a cure of Alzheimer’s a reality by 2025.
“We owe it to the millions of families who stay up at night worrying about their loved ones afflicted by this terrible disease and facing the hard reality of the long goodbye to make research investments that will prevent, effectively treat and make a cure possible by 2025,” Clinton said.
Funding research is one thing, but suggesting that a cure is right around the corner and the only thing stopping it is a few billion dollars is political pandering at its worst:
Her proposalreminds some of that “West Wing” episode where President Bartlet played by Martin Sheen wanted to add a sectionin the State of the Union speechon finding a cure for cancer in 10 years, but was eventually talked out of it by his staff:
Your move, Bernie:
We wouldn’t put it past him.