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John McCain Sex Ed Ad For Kindergarteners Has Obama Camp Fuming

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Sep/10/2008

An ad put out by the John McCain camp this week suggesting that the only accomplishment Barack Obama has had on the educational front is ensuring sex education be taught to kindergarten students has the Obama camp up in arms.

Obama supported "age appropriate" sex-education for children as a means of teaching them what was proper or inproper touching, as well as to protect them against pedophiles, his campaign has said. Used in the context of the McCain campaign ad, however, Obama's stance becomes another one of those cultural issues that seems designed to alienate the Illinois Democrat from more socially moderate voters, Sam Stein of the Huffington Post reported.

The McCain ad suggests that Obama wants sex education taught to 6 year olds, even before they learn how to read. (watch ad here). McCain's running mate - Sarah Palin - does not even want sex education taught in High School.

The Obama campaign came out with a hard hitting response, pointing to a series of education accomplishments made by Obama, and calling McCain "perverse" for the latest attack.

"It is shameful and downright perverse for the McCain campaign to use a bill that was written to protect young children from sexual predators as a recycled and discredited political attack against a father of two young girls - a position that his friend Mitt Romney also holds. Last week, John McCain told Time magazine he couldn't define what honor was. Now we know why," said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton.

The Democratic party on Wednesday morning seemed to be holding steady at prediction markets following a massive surge by their Republican opponent, John McCain, who was now listed with odds of +115 to win the 2008 Presidential election. These odds have not changed over the last 18 hours. Obama's odds have even improved slightly from -135 to -145 over that same period at Bookmaker.com. A $135 bet to win $100 would be required on the still favored Obama. McCain would pay $115 for every $100 bet. These numbers reflect an approximate 52 percent (Obama) to 48 percent (McCain) ratio once we factor in shading of the lines on either side. Just two weeks ago, prior to either candidate's convention speeches, Obama held a somewhat comfortable and steady 60 percent lead over McCain.

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Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

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