I have family members than that I disagree with on VERY important social and political issues.

In addition, I have a number of close friends who I trust to care for my children, but with whom I have major disagreements on political and social issues.

I’ve always enjoyed spending time with people who disagree (respectfully) with my opinions.

Do I hold ALL of my acquaintances core beliefs and values?
No, I have my own personal beliefs and values.

Obama has acknowledged publicly that he knows two people that he disagrees with on a number of issues.

I’m not concerned that Obama knows people that he disagrees with. I would expect that of an educated person, a curious person, and especially of a politician.

These articles on Obama’s site tell his story much better than I could: