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Old 03-27-2020, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by RTFirefly View Post
We wouldn't have botched January, February, and most of March. We had a functioning bureaucracy, and while I was hardly GHW Bush's biggest fan, he would have provided competent leadership and management of our response. We would be looking at a much smaller, much more contained epidemic here in the U.S. than the one we've got.
This. Say what you will about G.H.W. Bush, but no doubt would he have handled this far better than Trump. At the very least he wouldn't have had a history of engaging in the sort of scorched earth politics that are all but guaranteed to alienate everybody outside one's political base.