Clinton has previously promised to cure Alzheimer’s by 2025 with a pledge to spend $2 billion annually on research into the disease.
This is not the first time a politician has promised a cure for a terrifying medial issue if they are elected. In the 2004 election, Democratic Party vice-presidential nominee John Edwards stated people like the paralyzed late actor Christopher Reeves would walk again if he and John Kerry won the White House because they would fund stem cell research. Edwards told a crowd, “If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve will get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.”
In 2009, President Barack Obama lifted the ban on funding stem cell research Edwards billed as the key to a cure. No cure has been developed from that funding.