“We’ve seen just a skyrocketing autism rate,” Obama said at a Pennsylvania town-hall style campaign stop in April 2008. “Some people are suspicious that it’s connected to the vaccines. This person included. The science right now is inconclusive, but we have to research it.”
To be fair, when you watch the video he ended by explaining how important vaccines are. Also, since then he has changed his tune about the autism link. Listen, anyone can be fooled. I think Obama is a smart dude. I don’t love his policies but that doesn’t mean anything about his intelligence. In 2008, he was even snowed by the anti-vaccine lunatics. Why? Because there was no push back. Now if you look at social media, like Facebook, you will see they are getting hammered. Before, the anti-vaccine brigade had more control and even convinced some celebrities. Today, you get more and more pages like this. It’s about time.