Anti-abortion activists cheered when Reagan named one of their own, C. Everett Koop, as Surgeon General. By the mid-80s, though, AIDS hits home even in fundamentalists circles and Koop splits with his former allies over the Christian response to AIDS. Pat Robertson mobilizes an 'invisible army' to support his bid for the presidency. Though dogged by televangelist scandals, the Robertson campaign sets the agenda for George Bush's victory over Michael Dukakis.
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