Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
Asker Anonymous Asks:
Do you think Jimmy Carter (or someone before him) would have handled the AIDS epidemic better than Reagan? I know hindsight is 20/20 but every time I read about Reagan's failure to even speak on it, I shake my head. Love your blog!
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

Oh, most definitely.  Reagan’s response to the AIDS epidemic was awful.  It’s really amazing to see the distance between Reagan’s stance on AIDS (and let’s not forget, one of Reagan’s friends, Rock Hudson, was one of the first major celebrity deaths from AIDS) and the stance of another ultra-Conservative President, George W. Bush, who probably did more to fight AIDS — particularly in sub-Saharan Africa — than any other American President.  

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