Saturday, June 1, 2013

Mitt Romney and the Cure Strategy--in 2013

From The Wall Street Journal, describing a forthcoming event on ideas, featuring, among other guests, Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod: 

"Mr. Axelrod and his wife, Susan, will tell of their daughter's struggles with severe epilepsy and talk up their support for finding a cure."

The Axelrods have long been involved in CURE--Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy--on behalf of their daughter, and all those who suffer from epilepsy. 

So this is a wonderful instance of Mitt Romney being both bipartisan and forward-looking--that is, reaching across the aisle and thinking about the ultimate potential of medicine; which is, of course, curing disease and thereby promoting better health.  

I suggested, last September, that Romney make curing disease--in particular, Alzheimer's, because it is so widespread and so costly--a key part of his campaign platform.  

Now, in 2013, the idea of curing disease is gaining more play.  Of course, such an emphasis on the Cure Strategy would have been more helpful to Romney's political fortunes if he had emphasized it last year, during the presidential campaign.  

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