Obama strikes back at Romney's criticism

SUNAPEE, N.H. (AP) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is responding to criticism from Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

Obama tells The Associated Press that Romney's claim that Obama wants sex education for kindergartners was a cheap shot aimed at gaining political points.

Romney targeted Obama Wednesday during an event in Colorado. He criticized Obama for supporting a bill during his term as an Illinois state senator that would have provided age-appropriate sex education for all students. But in 2002, Romney indicated support for similar programs.

Obama says the US has to deal with a "coarsening" of American culture and over-sexualization in young people. He says he supported laws that would help local communities and parents to gain information to deal with sexual predators.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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