The question is, "does Obama believe that it's acceptable for anybody to hold those views?". His reaction to the Van Jones/truther news indicates to me that he does
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs limited his remarks about Jones on Friday, saying only that he "continues to work in this administration." As to the Sept. 11 conspiracy theorists, Gibbs said, "It's not something the president agrees with."And if it's true that Obama believes Trutherism is an acceptable view, that's reprehensible. If he doesn't believe that it's unacceptable, but is unwilling to say so for fear of alienating the 35% of Democrats that do, then that's reprehensible as well.