No, sorry, it’s not truthiness. What matters is what your actual position is, not what you say to make it palatable. Her actual position is that there is controversy about vaccines. There isn’t. There aren’t two sides of this “issue” to see. There isn’t a compromise to be had. People who think vaccines don’t work are anti-science, whether they realize it or not. This is the problem.
More evidence that she is anti-science: she’s trying to make a green party presidency happen when she can’t even get a single legislator elected. A pro-science approach is called for her: do the numbers, figure out what it would take to actually put the Green Party on the map, and do that. Running for president every four years when the electoral system is set up to guarantee that you can’t win is evidence of innumeracy.
I have no desire to put Jill in a box. She’s put herself in one. I’d love to see her get out of it–I think she’s a good person, but we need more than good intentions to actually change the current stalemate.