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Gasolina! Daddy Yankee Endorses McCain

By Michael D. Shear
PHOENIX -- The high school girls standing on the risers behind Sen. John McCain looked like any high school girls would during a talk by someone Paris Hilton might describe as "a white-haired dude." They clapped politely.

And then, when McCain introduced his special guest, they freaked out. They gasped. They put their hands over their mouths. They screamed.

Daddy Yankee, one of the country's top Latino music stars, strode out, wearing mirrored sunglasses. A Puerto Rican reggaeton recording artist, he appeared next to McCain to endorse the Republican nominee and perhaps give him a boost with Hispanic voters.

But for the girls, all that -- and McCain -- was beside the point. What they thought was going to be a boring, political event was suddenly way cool. Yankee turned and hugged a few of the girls, who put their shaking arms around him.

He then endorsed McCain, saying that "I believe in his ideals and his proposals to lead this nation" and that McCain was the best "fighter for the immigration issue."

McCain stood with Yankee in a downtown Phoenix high school that his wife, Cindy McCain, had attended as the Democratic Party opened the first day of its national convention. Daddy Yankee will be flying on the straight talk air today to California.

"I just want to say thank you Daddy Yankee," said McCain, who also referred to him as Ramon, since his given name is Ramon Ayala. McCain said Yankee has been married 15 years, had grown up poor in Puerto Rico and made "the right choice" in life.

Daddy Yankee is a hugely popular artist among Spanish speakers in the United States. His 2007 album, El Cartel: The Big Boss, was the most popular record in all Latin music categories, according to Billboard Magazine.

McCain aides have said they plan to target Hispanic voters during this election, and Yankee has the potential to help.

Yet Yankee is also an odd match for the straight-laced McCain. His hit song, "Gasolina," might appear at first to support McCain's call for more offshore oil drilling. But the song is not an ode to the kind of energy McCain usually talks about. It is about hot women, sex and cars, whose meaning is far less innocent in Puerto Rican slang.

"She likes gasoline (give me more gasoline!) ... How she adores gasoline! (give me more gasoline)" Yankee sings, according to one translation. "For women who don't turn off their engines...You and I we have something pending."

Later today, McCain heads to Los Angeles, where he will tape an appearance on the "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno. Tomorrow, he plans a speech to the American Legion national convention before heading to San Diego for a fundraiser.

Attention will soon shift back to McCain's choice of a vice presidential running mate. From the reaction this morning, if 16-year-old Latino girls could vote, McCain might have given more thought to a McCain-Yankee ticket.

Posted at 12:49 PM ET on Aug 25, 2008  | Category:  Cast of Characters
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I think he lives here so he is able to vote...

Posted by: Ari | September 1, 2008 1:46 PM

Daddy yankee could vote, he is Puerto Rican and Puerto Rico is part of the United States. He is a smart person but personally he just lowered his intelligence with his choice. He is a "Barrio" person from el caserio in P.R, but I think all the money he's earned has gotten to his head and haS learned that voting Republican will only get him richer and leave us middle and lower class people sufferring another 4 years! I love his music, but im in shock. I guess money gets to even people who were poor before and could only afford eggs and rice to eat everyday.

CHANGE FOR '08!

Posted by: Ari | September 1, 2008 11:49 AM

Is Daddy Yankee an actual citizen?? He was not born here, but I cant find anything on his citizenship

Posted by: bperon_wsu | August 28, 2008 8:59 PM

the mayority of the girls in there are latinas and that is probably why MAccain has no shame of bringging a guy that sings trash. Im sure he would not bring someone like that into an all white rich High School. " Maccain probably thinks that latinos are trash therefore he should give us trash to get our votes"
My daugther is about to become a teenager and never in a million years would I buy her such music. I made the mistake of getting pregnant as a teenager and I will never support a candidate and a singer that promote promiscuity.
Los dos me dan asco pero mas Daddy Yankee porque es ovio que no le interesa para nada lo valores de la gente que lo convirtio en lo que es hoy.

Posted by: Leticia | August 27, 2008 9:05 PM

So McCain's idea of family values is showing woman-hating pornography to high school girls?

That's typical R party for you.

Disgusting old letch/fart.

Posted by: Disgusted | August 27, 2008 2:42 PM

Gasolina is a song about a woman wanting sperm and ejaculate!

Hey, his spokesperson/staff said Gasolina is McCain’s favorite!

Makes sense! McCain is a womanizer! He cheated repeatedly on his first wife before they divorced because she got disfigured in a car accident and put on a ton of weight. He dated Cindy for months and married her BEFORE he was divorced from his first wife!

Posted by: Paul | August 27, 2008 12:21 PM

So McCain welcomes the endorsement of a man who uses sexually explicit and offensive lyrics to sell albums, poses with him at a high school and nobody has a problem with this? It's one thing if Daddy Yankee just announced on his own that he supported McCain. It's another thing for McCain to pose with the guy at a high school to get votes. I mean, that's disgusting.

Posted by: InSTL | August 27, 2008 12:01 PM

Here you all go...Sounds like alternative energy to me. Would it qualify as "geothermal"?

A few explanations before we start.
reggaeton is a genre of music. this song falls under that genre.
"una gata" is a babe.
"una zorra" is a girl who gets all the men she wants exactly where she wants them, whenever she wants. you know, like me.
the whole gasoline thing is a metaphor for something dirty. im sure you can imagine it.
ok, enjoy.

Gasolina - Daddy Yankee
Da - ddy Yan- kee !
shake it mambo so that my cat (cat = babe) can turn on the engine,
shake it mambo so that my cat (cat = babe) can turn on the engine,
shake it mambo so that my cat (cat = babe) can turn on the engine,

Get ready, because whats coming is to give it to her, (hard!
Mamita, I know that you aren't going to take away (hard!)
What I like is that you let yourself get taken away (hard!)
every weekend she goes out to have fun (hard!)
my cat doesn't stop hanging out because

She likes gasoline (give me more gasoline!)
How she loves gasoline (give me more gasoline!) 2x

The turns on the turbine
she doesn't discriminate
She doesn't even miss a fancy dress dinner
She gets dressed up even to go to the corner store
She wears things so well that even shadow favors her
assasin, she dominates me
she hangs out in cars, motorcycles, and limousines,
she fills her tank with adrenaline,
when she listen to reggaeton in the kitchen

She likes gasoline (give me more gasoline!)
How she loves gasoline (give me more gasoline!) 2x

(me!) Here I'm one of the best
Don't leave me
On the track they call us "the killers"
You make anyone fall in love
when you dance to the rhythm of the drums
this goes out to cats (cats = babes) of all colors
for the older ones, for the younger ones,
for those who are more foxy (foxy = player) that the hunters
for the women who never turn off their engines

You and I have something coming
you owe me something and you know it
with me, she loses herself,
she doesn't surrender explanations to anyone 2x

shake it mambo so that my cat (cat = babe) can turn on the engine,
shake it mambo so that my cat (cat = babe) can turn on the engine,
shake it mambo so that my cat (cat = babe) can turn on the engine,

Get ready, because whats coming is to give it to her, (hard!
Mamita, I know that you aren't going to take away (hard!)
What I like is that you let yourself get taken away (hard!)
every weekend she goes out to have fun (hard!)
my cat doesn't stop hanging out because

She likes gasoline (give me more gasoline!)
how she loves gasoline (give me more gasoline!) 2x

Posted by: John Nail | August 27, 2008 7:23 AM

IM SORRY IF THIS IS BAD TO READ BUT IM A LATINO RAPPER AND LA GASOLINA WHEN THE GIRL IS ASKING FOR MORE GASOLINA SHE IS TELLING THE MALE TO CUM INSIDE HER "VAGINA" I CAN SAY IT IN A SMARTER WAY BUT IM TIRED OF ALL THIS COMMENTS HERES YOUR ANSWER POINT BLANK .

Posted by: MC RANDO | August 26, 2008 8:13 PM

first, did anyone tell the republicans Gasolina means giving a girl your "sperm". The whole song is about "filling up a girl's tank with your gasoline".... the song is all about sex.... why would a republican pick daddy yankee a REGGAETON artist?? I don't mind the music but the artist nor the music is parallel to what JOHN MCCAIN is offering which is values and decency.

Posted by: Daddy Yankee Gasolina song is perverted | August 26, 2008 5:23 PM

Ridiculous. This "rapper" endorsed McCain because of his stance on immigration? Give me a break. Obama has the same, even better, stance on immigration; especially the DREAM Act. When it was time to vote for cloture, McCain was nowhere to be found while Obama was there, front and center, in support of the bill. Daddy Yankee obviously does not do his research.

And I'm so tired of these so-called Hillary supporters who are thinking of voting for McCain in November. If they do, they will have no right to complain about the next 4 years. Hillary is 100% behind Obama, as they have pretty much the same views on everything. She didn't win, get over it already.

And one more thing, Obama's middle name is Hussein. So what? Is there really that much hatred in the world and in the U.S that people won't vote for a candidate because of his middle name? The ignorance of some people amazes me.

Posted by: M.M. | August 26, 2008 5:15 PM


This 'entertainer' Daddy Yankee is a producer of misogynistic videos. The Gasolina video has nothing to do with cars and gasoline, it's about women who liked to be covered in something, the lyrics 'dame mas gasolina' and she's indiscriminate don't mean 'give me more gasolie'.

And 'gatas' doesn't mean 'cat', either.

Any kid from the barrio can tell you this is a filthy song.

Sampling some of this 'entertainers' other videos show again women half disrobing and lyrics that are not about things you'd want your daughter doing anytime soon.

To top it all off, being seen in a high school having teenage girls swooning over this 'star' is about as close to having jail bait on the trail.

Someone on John McCain's staff obviously cannot figure out nuance - the Hispanics in the US that MIGHT vote for him are typically very religious and socially conservative. I seriously doubt they'll be thrilled to see Daddy Yankee and John McCain together.

McCain can't tell Sunni from Shia, and cannot figure out who might support him in the Hispanic community.

This man wants to lead the most powerful nation on the planet, and he has shown time and again he is totally clueless; sometimes it's matter of life and death, as in the case of Sunni and Shia .. this time, it shows how pathetic and out of touch he is.

So John McCain, what's next?
An endorsement from Buck Cherry?
Or how about just a "bad, bad girlfriend?"

Posted by: shpilk | August 26, 2008 12:59 PM

Daddy Yankee is what in PR (Puerto Rico, just in case you Republicans didn't know) we call a 'caco', cacos represent the willfully stupid and ghetto wannabe social class that are sadly destroying Puerto Ricans' image. They are sexist, profane, uneducated, disrespectful, uncultured and lack family and social values.
The fact that he would support McCain for immigration issues is completely illogical, he is betraying our hispanic brethren and that is unforgiveable. Hopefully bringing them together will bring them both crashing down faster.

Posted by: Fernando | August 26, 2008 11:57 AM

Daddy Yankee is what in PR (Puerto Rico, just in case you Republicans didn't know) we call a 'caco', cacos represent the willfully stupid and ghetto wannabe social class that are sadly destroying Puerto Ricans' image. They are sexist, profane, uneducated, disrespectful, uncultured and lack family and social values.
The fact that he would support McCain for immigration issues is completely illogical, he is betraying our hispanic brethren and that is unforgiveable. Hopefully bringing them together will bring them both crashing down faster.

Posted by: Fernando | August 26, 2008 11:57 AM

I'm Puerto Rican and I'm voting for McCain but I still don't like Daddy Yankee.

Puerto Rico, much like the rest of mainland USA, is pretty much 50-50 between McCain and Obama.

Clinton trounced Obama on the island.

Posted by: Chris | August 26, 2008 11:52 AM

Par for the course for Pimp Daddy McCain, the old philandering giligolo who now is a kept man sponging off his wife's fortune.

Posted by: Jim | August 26, 2008 10:33 AM

I asked my 15 year old son and daughter about Daddy Yankee and gasolina and what that songs title means they both knew and squirmed around and finally talked about how it is a sexual innuendo. I am in my 40's and we certainly had songs with innuendo but I can't remember prince or some of those guys making joint appearances with presidential candidates. I find it an interesting choice that they appeared together at a high school. What family values was he supporting and wasn't he upset about Madonna and spinning it against Dems and yet everyone knows Madonna loves publicity and controversy but it was not a joint appearance. Something done on her own for her benefit.

One other thing I find interesting is that John McCains wife is on her way to Georgia to meet with the president over charity issues. How loud would Fox news squeal like the little pigs they are if Michelle Obama made a trip like this.

Posted by: gc | August 26, 2008 10:16 AM

When the Lawrence Welk and Guy Lombardo GOP crowd hear about McCain's latest musical choice they will all wonder if he's lost his marbles. Toodles McCain! ....I'll stick with Bruce Springsteen singing Born in the USA supporting Barack Obama! (Throw in Rosalita while you're at it Bruce!)

Posted by: benighse | August 26, 2008 1:06 AM

This is Great! Finally some Artist with Brains.,, it comes as a surprise though.. but I fully back Daddy Yankee in endorsing John McCain. I Wish Jay-Z, Nas, would come to their senses and do whats best for the country not their race. I'd like to have a Latin President someday but should someone run that's not qualified (Obama) I would not Vote for them. Obama IS NOT QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Posted by: Alex | August 26, 2008 12:36 AM

"It is about hot women, sex and cars", something that John McCain has devoted his post-Vietnam life to. Go get 'em John!

Posted by: thebob.bob | August 26, 2008 12:27 AM

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Posted by: David | August 25, 2008 11:52 PM

Burn all the (Yankee?) more appropriate Rebel-Daddy (white wanna be) cd's. I will certainly do so because this barrio/hood boy just endorsed someone who can't even pronounce his name correctly. Worse yet, I bet he will never be invited to have dinner with the McCbushes at any of their seven homes. No, I don't think this crazy daddy was drinking baccardi..that would be understandable, however, he knew exactly what he is doing..trying to appeal to a segment of the populate he will never fully reach because they despise the likes of him. Traitor, ignorant, and yes stupid what were you thinking. You shame the rest of the Latino community with your careless act...yes giving more reasons to the redness to laugh at us.

Posted by: Jose | August 25, 2008 11:25 PM

um truthtellerfeller, this may be off topic too, but what are you talking about? i've read my bible, many times, done studies on it, jesus may have been liberal in relevance with the jewish customs of his time, yes look at their practices, it wasn't from the law God gave them but from traditions and nit picking that they did, but i don't think that's a reason to say he's the most liberal person of all time. i have a problem with oprah because she promotes a lot of bull that is just new age fiction. obama has her support, yet he claims to be a real christian, and he went to a church whose pastor was on tv ranting about black liberation theology, what the crap, seriously. that's not christianity, that's just racisim. it makes me very upset that so many people say they're christians and yet they don't even try to live according to the bible, they buy into new age crud, they buy into the whole, well everyone is going to heaven crap. show me someone who knows what they're talking about please, show me in the bible where jesus was the most liberal person of all time, show me your arguments for all this stuff and i'll show you you're wrong. and by the way, mccain isn't really better, i'm not supporting him necessarily, my vote isn't going to obama either though, and not just cuz of religion, it's not his race, it's his views, look at the issues, do some research, stop buying into the media and look at his history in voting, how he wants to give out free stuff. that's the start of our demise, just look at what happened to rome, look at the similarities and you'll see the parallels. people are blind, asleep, or just not opening their eyes. oh and i know i had terrible grammar and spelling but i'm too lazy to fix it.

Posted by: kowboyjin | August 25, 2008 10:56 PM

WHAT? You gotta be kidding. Did someone make up this joke? Seriously. Even hearing McCain saying "Daddy Yankee" is hilarious! The only rational explanation is Daddy Yankee's been drinking too much baccardi and McCain's gone senile.

Posted by: carlos | August 25, 2008 10:50 PM

Thank you Daddy Yankee. Obama just picked up a gazillion votes! Richard

Posted by: Richard | August 25, 2008 9:46 PM

Daddy Yankee is a traitor. How is he going to turn his back on Hispanics and go with the anti-Hispanic campaign! Historically speaking Democrats have been known to be favored by minorities. I think he needs to rethink his decision. Obama/Biden 2008! Si Se Puede!

Posted by: Jonathan Justiniano | August 25, 2008 9:14 PM

Daddy Yankee Im no longer your Fan. Going to a HIGH SCHOOl to get votes is very antidemocratic regardless of who they choose to vote people need to study the issues and vote for the person who supports their intrest. What kind of pricipal does that HIGH SCHOOL have I cant believe they allowed a guy who Sing about Sex and drugs perform at a Public institution

Posted by: Tania | August 25, 2008 7:46 PM

All I have to say is WTF....Really WTF

Posted by: Latin Prince | August 25, 2008 7:44 PM

Let's get all the words translated so everyone knows who's standing on stage with McCain. I didn't see Madonna on stage with Obama. Who was the moron staffer who thought that 'gasolina' was talking about gas prices??!?

Posted by: thebob.bob | August 25, 2008 7:38 PM

just like he has the right to vote for anybody he wants to vote I have the right to send him to………..My mom has diabetes and is really hard to pay for her medicine and McCaine wants to keep medical costs up the roof.
How can he talk about immigration when he was born a citizen of this country ?
I like some of his music but if I had a daughter i would be very offended if my daughter attended a conference where they sing about sex and drugs?

Posted by: Mariana | August 25, 2008 7:26 PM

Daddy Yankee supports McCain because his policy for Hispanics?...I guess he didn't get the "ship'em back to Mexico" memo. Then again Puerto Ricans are American, why would he care about immigrants.

It's all about money. He doesn't want Obama taxing his little royalty checks...screw him! Never mind people not being able to find jobs to pay for his music.

Posted by: Shell | August 25, 2008 7:25 PM

!!!DADDY YANKEE IS CRUNK!!! El Major...
My fav. song. Gasolina is Puerto Rican slang referring to CARS when several friends or a girlfriends ride together, cruising around. (gasolina means car). Of course it also sometimes means rum alcohol, in San Juan. I have to believe Daddy Yankee tho when he said a meaning to him is Energy Independence. Its his song so he can say. Mccain is liberal on immigration more than many republicans. Its good he is friends with a reggaetonista like Daddy Yankee. !Viva Puerto Rico!!!!!

Posted by: Joe Gozales | August 25, 2008 7:24 PM

There is a major error in this news story and it is that Daddy Yankee is being referred to as a rapper. I am not a fan of the genre by any measure, but I do know how to distinguish between rappers and pop stars. By the way, I am Hispanic myslef and could not loathe Ramon any more than I do. I hope his music is pirated so heavily as to force him out of the "industry" that exists today.

Posted by: Diego Bernal | August 25, 2008 7:02 PM

What is wrong with you people? Give me a break, Biden doesn't have plugs, its a weave.

Posted by: not only the hairclub pres. but also a client (no. 9) | August 25, 2008 6:58 PM

The real problem here is that this guy is considered a "rapper". REAL rap, true, honest, and GOOD rap never gets media attention. And it never gets media attention because it isn't "POP RAP" like this bozo. I worry that rap is getting a bad name here, when it shouldn't. Rap has political and socio-economic ties that McSame is trying to "tap into" when he is really only tapping into the same conglomerate market: the music industries most profitable. It has nothing to do with quality (or DECENCY) here. Disgusting is RIGHT!

I think ALL MUSICIANS (real musicians) should be outraged. And all TRUE FANS of the music genre should be outraged. This is grotesque pandering to a level that should be abhorred.

Posted by: the REAL issue | August 25, 2008 6:49 PM

I will never support Daddy Yankee again.. He is a sell out..!

Posted by: zakel | August 25, 2008 6:47 PM

Just like DAddy YAnkee has the right to support anybody he wants I have the right to send him to............I cant believe he is forgetting where he came from. My mom has diabetes just like millions of latinos specially Puerto Ricans and we struggle every month to pay for her medicines. Under Maccain the prices of medical coverage will continue up the roof..but then again why would little Ramon Or Maccain care since they dont have to worry about such things.
It is disrespectful to all the latinos that he talks about immigration specially when he is Puerto Rican and has been a citizen all his life.
How can the Republicans claim to be morally conservative when they take a guy who sings about sex and drugs in the most derogarory way to sing at a HIGH SCHOOL!!!!! just because something sell does no mean it is appropiate

Posted by: Anonymous | August 25, 2008 6:45 PM

Open Your Eyes writes: "Artificial move by the McCain party. They could care less about the minorities. Of course, some Hispanics will fall for this trap and now blindly vote for McCain."

Please tell me how much the Democrats care? They care so much that they continue to sell the same inner-city policies that failed in the '60s, failed some more in the '70s, failed again in the '90s and is failing again as we head into a new century. Because of liberal policies, a large portion of African Americans have had to deal with the same cycle of poverty decade after decade after decade. What the Democrats won't ever admit to is that they need African Americans to be poor, to feel exploited, to hold a grudge. Shameful.

Posted by: Mike | August 25, 2008 6:42 PM

Morally reprehensible.

I cannot believe McCain did this.
At a HIGH SCHOOL no less.

Is this the kind of message McCain thinks kids should be hearing?

Gasolina is slang for male sexual *ahem* excretions.

Revolting. Absolutely revolting.
Posted by: F&B | August 25, 2008 2:09 PM

Really SAD to see that McCain nor his STAFF could see or hear this at the actual moment. This is bad bad bad for the USA. Or is it to show what kind of president MCCAIN Will Be. This is worse than Bush. Just inferior!!!!!!

Posted by: Richard | August 25, 2008 6:18 PM

Lawrence Welk Fans for Obama/Biden too!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmybmLk_1Jk

Posted by: Yeil's Daughter | August 25, 2008 6:12 PM


Obama Song Spanish Reggaeton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0dMxqgS1-8&NR=1

Cada día te quiero más que ayer y menos que mañana.

Sí se puede" Obama/Biden

Posted by: Me haces feliz | August 25, 2008 5:43 PM


Obama Song Spanish Reggaeton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0dMxqgS1-8&NR=1

Cada día te quiero más que ayer y menos que mañana.

Sí se puede" Obama/Biden

Posted by: Me haces feliz | August 25, 2008 5:43 PM

Posted by: Ch’áak’ | August 25, 2008 5:30 PM

Did anyone notice how McCain avoided being hugged or photographed shaking Daddy Yankee's hand?

Posted by: Roy | August 25, 2008 5:16 PM

Everyone here seems to know everything about the candidates. I wonder if any of these opinions are well educated.

Did McCain seek out Yankee or the other way around? How long have they known each other? What does Yankee feel about Obama? These answers were conveniently left out of the news.

It was supposed to just be a press conference, not any hype about it. Yankee says the two have known each other for two years. It was not as fixed as the media implies.

Yankee and Bartoshevich understand there is more to McCain than Obama claims. Bartoshevich details this in her interview as former Democratic delegate this year.

On a side note I know a Fulbright scholar and Iraqi woman who claims the majority of people in Iraq are happy to be free. The media never shows this. She is sad to see how Americans take their freedoms for granted.

McCain also survived 5 yrs as a POW, does that count for anything, or are you going to make another political joke of it?

Have you really looked at McCain's and Obama's voting record? High ranking conservatives wanted everyone but McCain in the primaries because he wasn't conservative enough. McCain is not the same as Bush, just look at their attitudes toward the environment. This is why we are not drilling in the Anwar right now.

Change is not always good, it can be bad. Obama hesitates when trying to say what exactly will be so new and different.

Political assault is propaganda.
Don't regurgitate...educate.

Posted by: gurlzdemshugar | August 25, 2008 5:08 PM

So McCain condones the idea of picking up promiscuous women and having sex with them in cars. What of it?

Posted by: Patrick | August 25, 2008 5:02 PM

OBAMA BIDEN 08

bad music
bad political choices
thanks daddy yankee :^)

Posted by: Sean Dwyer | August 25, 2008 4:45 PM

And this is newsworthy why?

Posted by: Bobbo | August 25, 2008 4:35 PM

McCain, is so groovy, OK 1970 lingo. I luv the commentaries here. I will forward to all the news networks including Fox, Countdown@msnbc. (Keith) and lets see if the major networks and the Right Wing (Religious Right) pick this up. Send this to RickDavis@Mccain.com PS. McCain is too old to BE President until 2012, He will be 76, just retire old man. Let the young in Obama 09

Posted by: fuzzymath | August 25, 2008 4:09 PM

John McCain is soaring to new heights of hypocrisy on his wife's personal jet. He flies around the country bent on duping the public into believing he's "one of them," a regular guy who can empathize with Americans facing an overwhelming economic crush. What's more, he disparages those who oppose his ridiculous policy proposals as "elitist." But who's the real elitist?

The REAL McCain is a multimillionaire who owns ten luxurious homes. The REAL McCain backs President Bush's tax cuts for big corporations. The REAL McCain empathizes only with the interests of our nation's wealthy minority, not its money-strapped majority. But far too many are buying into McCain's deceit because the corporate press won't present the whole picture.

http://bravenewfilms.org/blog/49248-mccain-s-mansions-the-houses-that-greed-built

Posted by: ZappoDave | August 25, 2008 4:07 PM

McCain has so much wealth he has no concept of money—unless of course it's money from lobbyists and corporations or to buy more mansions. That's why at the Saddleback forum McCain ludicrously declared it takes $5 million to move from "middle class" to "rich." That's why he admitted economics isn't his strong suit and came up with a plan to sink our country even further into debt. And that's why he can't sympathize with Americans facing foreclosure, soaring gas prices, unemployment, and the daunting costs of health insurance. None of these problems register when you're living in a solid gold bubble like McCain, or however many gold bubbles he's living in.

http://bravenewfilms.org/blog/49690-poor-little-rich-man-mccain-can-t-remember-how-many-mansions-he-has
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Posted by: It's time to end the Republican Fascist ruling of America | August 25, 2008 3:56 PM

I hate to disparage popular singers, but the only real issue of any substance or worth at all is this: Will anybody, no matter what party, be able to undo the damage that the GW Bush Republicans have done to the US Constitution? No other issue can even approach this one for its enormous importance...singers and rappers notwithstanding. If we can argue about silly popular stars and ignore the trampling of the Constitution, then we are truly, unredeemably, lost.

Posted by: truthtellerfeller | August 25, 2008 3:54 PM

This is a free country, everyone has the right to vote whoever he or she wants,calling people ignorant is uncalled for. Name calling is very low class.Be nice to each other.

Posted by: Malie | August 25, 2008 3:15 PM

What are the chances that Senator Obama could have done the same with two black rappers such as Lil' Jon who popularized the slang "skeet skeet" or Soulja Boy who recently popularized "superman that --" without being taken to task by both the media and Hillary Clinton's female supporters? NONE! For those of you not familiar with these terms, 'gasolina' like 'skeet skeet' and 'superman that --' means to ejaculate, preferably on a woman's back or in her mouth. Yes, it's that vile, but John McCain gets a pass. Why? Because he's old? White?

Posted by: Dawn | August 25, 2008 3:10 PM

glad we finally shut up these lib dems. now if we can convince them to move to another country; or, better still, planet.

Posted by: JD | August 25, 2008 3:07 PM

I am JakeD, HEAR MY ROOOAAAAARRRRR!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: JakeD | August 25, 2008 2:59 PM

we'll rally around the Pres, no matter who wins. just as the Democrats have rallied around Pres Bush for the last 8 yrs. what?

Posted by: Bolt | August 25, 2008 2:59 PM

So pandering for the endorsement of Lewinski's boyfriend and cronies is acceptable though?

Posted by: Really? | August 25, 2008 2:55 PM

Reading through these posts I see a lot of anger and mispellllinggs. I like the banter, but give me a break. With the invention of spell check there should never be misspelled words!!!!

Posted by: The Mob Watcher | August 25, 2008 2:55 PM

Even though Daddy Yankee is a US Citizen, given how arrogant many ICE officials are, and many of the tragedies they have caused over the years, it would be funny if he was mistakenly detained and locked up for a few weeks.

Posted by: shek | August 25, 2008 2:48 PM

Let's all go vote for Hussain and Hairplug! They'll fix everything.

Posted by: TJ | August 25, 2008 2:47 PM

Does anyone else find it funny that Republcian sort thorugh commnet to post on the about the one or two fools who posts insults, and complete ignore the intelligent posts, like Rusty just did.

Just saying is all.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 25, 2008 2:47 PM

Does anyone else think this is hilarious? Another desperate attempt by McCain to seem relevant. I can't wait to see who else they run out to try and steal thunder from the Democrats. I mean, come on Daddy Yankee & John McCain? There's never been a more awkward on-stage pairing in the history of human kind!

The scene is Yankee and McCain during prime time at the Republican National Convention: Yankee and entourage (read: scantily clad Latinas) pull up in a flashy foreign car, bounce around the stage and rap in incomprehensible Spanish (and you know the Republicans LOVE Spanish). Suddenly John emerges from the dark in sunglasses and baggy pants, pushed in a tricked out wheel chair by fly-girls. Yankee Raps. Cindy does the running man. John pops wheelies in his chair. All the Republicans in the hall join together and sing "da me mas gasolina" in unison. America is moved to tears!

Of course, preceding this "tribute to America" Ann Coulter will give a benediction praising the Lord and cursing everyone else. And then, yes then, all the Hispanics will want to vote for McCain! They'll say, "Wow, he's just like us! He would be a GREAT President."

Republicans may not be able to guarantee security, prosperity or really anything, BUT at least they'll be able to provide a good show. And this election is all about a good show, right Paris?

Posted by: pratt | August 25, 2008 2:46 PM

@2:44

I see you've ignored the posts 2 below you.


How convenient.

Posted by: King | August 25, 2008 2:45 PM

Typical Liberal Democrat, can't say a thing without the insults attached. I may be a nitwit, but your name calling means nothing to me, hope it makes your party proud though.
I will assume no hip-hop artists are ENDORSING Obama, my butt.

Posted by: Rusty | August 25, 2008 2:44 PM

Damn right 2:40.

You will not see a good rebuttal to that commnet that cites proof.

It's too much for the GOP to handle, they need to break things down to take them out of context...then attack them....Their brains can't formulate a repsonse to your posts.

Posted by: King | August 25, 2008 2:43 PM

These kinds of attacks are really pointless. What has McCain done that's so impressive for someone who's been in the Senate 21 years?

I get tired of this nonsense. What's so stupid about it is bashing one candidate with no mention of how the other candidate is any better in that regard. It's a contest, folks. One these two guys is going to be our next president. Pointing out flaws in one candidate is pointless and irrational unless you can show how the other candidate is better, which you obviously haven't done.

As for what Obama's done:

- He managed to graduate from college ranked higher than 894th out of 899.

- He managed marry a very intelligent, strong woman who graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and stay married to her. McCain left his wife and married hot looking, rich heiress who had been a cheerleader and got her BA in education and MA in special education from USC, so if you think the nod goes to McCain there you probably also think he should pick Paris Hilton as his running mate.

In particular, Obama *didn't* do this:

"Hensley met John McCain in April 1979 at a military reception in Hawaii.[18] He was the U.S. Navy liaison officer to the United States Senate, almost eighteen years her senior.[19] McCain and Hensley quickly began a relationship,[19] traveling between Arizona and Washington to see each other.[10] John McCain pushed to end his marriage of fourteen years;[18] Carol McCain and John McCain stopped cohabiting in January 1980,[20] and Carol accepted a divorce in February of 1980,[18] effective in April 1980. John and Cindy were married on May 17, 1980 at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cindy_Hensley_McCain

- Although Obama has been called an elitist, neither he nor his wife have had the benefit of wealthy or influential parents such as McCain's four-star admiral father or Cindy McCain's very wealthy father who made his fortune in the very noble profession of beer distribution.

- Obama built a campaign organization that took him from being a virtual unknown no one took seriously to the leading candidate according to current polls, including overtaking Hillary Clinton, the candidate everyone thought would be the obvious nominee.

- You don't see advisors correcting Obama real time as he speaks, and he can speak for more than ten seconds without looking down to read what he's supposed to say next.

Is Obama the better of the two for president? I don't know. But I do know that lame attacks like yours are doomed from the start, because for all the faults Obama has, McCain has failed to offer any compelling reasons to believe he's a better choice.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 25, 2008 2:40 PM

First of all, I'm Puerto Rican and I see a lot of ignorance in this blog. Puerto Rican are US citizens, no immigrant motives for Daddy Yankee to endorse McCain. Daddy Yankee is a celebrity and he can endorse whoever he wants but that doesn't make him right. I can't judge his endorsement because I don't know how well informed he is (and I have serious doubts that he is well informed). The situation in this country needs more analysis than a newspaper reading to be well understood. I don't think that Daddy Yankee is the right person to endorse any of the candidates for many reasons that I won't mention here because I want to keep this post short. But I'm sorry to say that some ignorant latin people will vote for McCain because of this.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 25, 2008 2:40 PM

John McCain's Experience vs. Obama

McCain
Naval Academy: legacy admission, barely avoided flunking out, graduated 894th of 899, crashed and destroyed 5 military aircraft
Vietnam: shot down and tortured
Post Vietnam: Cheat on loyal middle class wife who waited for McCain's return from Vietnam. Marry into mobbed up Hensley alcohol family from Arizona that funds political career.
Keating 5 Scandal: Questionable involvement with mentor Charles Keating in one of America's largest Savings & Loan Scandals
Senate: 25 years of largely mediocre service, irrational outbursts and generally viewed as mentally unstable evenby many in his own party.

OBAMA
-Single family household
-Columbia University Grad
-Harvard Law Grad
-Community Organizer
-State Legislator
-U.S. Senate
*NOTE: Obama's career has been about rising from working roots to the highest echelons of education in America and his work has been in service of the less fortunate. McCain has spent his life in service of his own ambition. And now, he is too damn old and needs to retire.

Posted by: Christopher London | August 25, 2008 2:40 PM

Obama-Coburne: Obama worked with Republican Tom Coburn to get this law passed.

Bill Requires Public Disclosure of All Recipients of Federal Funding Taxpayers Can Find Out Online How Their Money Is Spent

http://obama.senate.gov/press/060407-coburn_introduc/

Posted by: Anonymous | August 25, 2008 2:39 PM

I don't really care too much about this article one way or another - but the comments section makes me laugh. If you people who are attacking "naomi" are going to act so high and mighty, you could at least spell correctly so as not to convince all of us that you're just twelve-year olds at keyboards.

Posted by: Chip | August 25, 2008 2:38 PM

Ethics Reform: Obama led and worked with other Senators to pass the strongest ethics reform since Watergate.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/19/AR2007011901456.html

Posted by: Anonymous | August 25, 2008 2:38 PM

"gasolina" is about nasty sex.

John McCain uses the useless choad that made this terrible song popular to boost his support among children that can't even vote yet.

What does that say about John McCain? Do you REALLY want him leading tomorrow's people?

Posted by: Holy Taco | August 25, 2008 2:37 PM

Anyone who says Obama has no experience does not read past headlines.

The "no-experience" mantra is being pushed by the GOP echo chamber. If you fell for it, be mad at your own stupidity, not Obama.


Read and do your own due diligence if you are interested in choosing a president, otherwise you are just a troll and deserve any insults coming your way.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 25, 2008 2:35 PM

stone.sallie, this is certainly off topic, but have you ever actually READ the Bible? There has been no single person in the history of the world more liberal than the guy named Jesus. Anyone who actually reads the book can escape that clear conclusion. So, what's your beef with Queen Oprah?...and what does that have to do with Obama?

Posted by: truthtellerfeller | August 25, 2008 2:34 PM

Hey naomi

I can't believe they let people as stupid as you vote!
So, a FAILED fighter pilot who spent 5 years in a POW camp and voted in FAVOR with George W. Bush 95% of the time is your selection?

Your just racist and aint' got the balls to admit it!
Fascist Pig!

Posted by: luvwknd | August 25, 2008 2:31 PM

Duh, has it occured to some of you posting here that McCain's fortunes are looking better, because he isn't Obama?

Posted by: edweirdness | August 25, 2008 2:31 PM

Sure "naomi" whatever you say. No one is dumb enought to do anything but lagh at your insightful post.

You have either just:

a.) lied completey

b.) are an identity voter


which is it?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 25, 2008 2:29 PM

Wow McCain is such a celebrity

Posted by: Ian | August 25, 2008 2:29 PM

Bitter Clinton supports get over yourself. She lost. Breathe in and out and go on w/your life.

Posted by: tired of the whinning | August 25, 2008 2:28 PM

The originial inhabitants of this nation tried to expel illegal aliens too....that would be us...wake up! This is just another smoke screen for the current politicos to avoid being held accountable for their shenanigans and history of ignoring genuine issues. Getting Daddy Yankee to endorse McCain certainly indicates desperation, if nothing else.

Posted by: truthtellerfeller | August 25, 2008 2:27 PM

this clown show forum never ceases to amaze me. Just the sheer volume of people offering opinion based on ignorance if laughable.

As if anyone will listen to your metally retarded posts.

Vote with your mind, not your emotions.

Posted by: Jason | August 25, 2008 2:27 PM

Obama has ZERO experience compared to McCain. He has served less than 150 days in national government; why would anyone think he's qualified to lead the United States???

I don't like the McCain ticket, either, but my vote is going to be a vote against Obama rather than for McCain. Obama is running on pure charisma. I like the guy, but I just don't think someone with no experience can run a country.

Maybe that's just me, though.

Posted by: naomi | August 25, 2008 2:23 PM

Wtf? Even though he's Hispanic, Daddy Yankee is an American Citizen by virtue of being born in Puerto Rico. Senator McCain might be better served to focus on what we, the people, America's Citizens are demanding, rather than Hispanic rock stars? Secure the borders, enforce immigration laws, sanction employers, and remove illegal aliens whenever and wherever they are encountered.

Posted by: edweirdness | August 25, 2008 2:23 PM

Well in case you Godless liberals did not know Oprah endrosed Obama. Oprah is boarding on being a false prophet promoting A Course in Miracles. A Course in Miracles is new age hooey supposedly written by Jesus. What it really is is the writings of a foul spirit not of God. Talk about a dangerous person - Oprah. And you all are complaining about a rapper.

Posted by: stone.sallie | August 25, 2008 2:23 PM

David L. Wylie. Why should we care what a bunch of homos think?

Posted by: gen | August 25, 2008 2:23 PM

As Daddy Yankee goes, so goes the nation.

Posted by: Tom | August 25, 2008 2:22 PM

you people are all losers Obama is a damn fool and he is going to lose

Posted by: JD | August 25, 2008 2:20 PM

That is reminiscent of Elvis endorsing Nixon.

Posted by: Wax Wane | August 25, 2008 2:20 PM

The funny part about this is...had this been Obama, he would've been ripped to shreds for this.

Why? Daddy Yankee's most popular song "Gasolina" isn't about our energy crisis....its about...well, i don't think you even want to know. At a high school event? Really?

Posted by: Ap | August 25, 2008 2:19 PM

So, Daddy Yankee supports McCain because of his stance on immigration? LOL…the Reggaeton artist is Puerto Rican, so he doesn’t have to worry about being deported, now does he??? If you want to know why the young INTELLIGENT Latinos support Obama then read this Open Letter of Support for Obama from scores of high profile Hispanics:

http://www.gaysofla.com/content/view/248/51/

Posted by: David L. Wylie | August 25, 2008 2:19 PM

If experience is the mark of a person's abilities then perhaps we should examine the fact that Abraham Lincon (from Illinois) served only one term in the House prior to being president.
As to Biden's stand on terrorism, I hope it's better than Bush's. Ole "W" did absolutely nothing on the issue, creating terroists in Iraq where there had been none previously, ignoring Afghanistan and Osama bin Laden, etc. My pet turtle could do better than he did. Biden certainly can't do worse.
I just want to know how did they ever separate McCain's tongue from the boots of G.W. Bush long enough for him to run for prez?

Posted by: truthtellerfeller | August 25, 2008 2:19 PM

Obama has enormous foresight and leadership skills. Daddy Yankee has a distinguished music career and has a right to endorse whomever he wants. I believe Yankee's political viewpoint is rather ignorant and he will likely switch to Obama by election time once he educates himself a little. But for now, I don't really think he has a lot of influence in politics. Do you?

Posted by: travel3313 | August 25, 2008 2:16 PM

"creative community" = bunch of rich druggies.

Posted by: eddie | August 25, 2008 2:16 PM

Hypocrites!

Posted by: Rusty | August 25, 2008 1:52 PM >>

Hey Rusty, you are stupid. First off, there is no hypocrisy involved here except in your jelly bean of a brain.

There is a lot of difference between "entertaining" and "endorsing" you nitwit.

Posted by: James C. Crawford | August 25, 2008 2:15 PM

"who cares about Daddy Yankee....just another ghetto hispanic trying to be different."

Typical elitist garbage from the left. What do you people have against Latino voters? Oh that's right, we are not voting for you.

Posted by: Guermo | August 25, 2008 2:15 PM

Never heard of him.....

Posted by: Chris | August 25, 2008 2:15 PM

Well, on the bright side, now maybe the media will stop thinking we all vote alike.
Azucar!

Posted by: Boriqua | August 25, 2008 2:13 PM

oh yeah, let's ask the "creative community" who they want! let's ask the artists and similar deep thinkers how best to run a government.

Posted by: Tommy | August 25, 2008 2:10 PM

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION SCHEDULE LEAKED!


Day 1 of the RNC schedule:


7:00 pm – Ceremonial burning of the U.S. Constitution

7:15 pm – Spiritual Medium Sylvia Browne performs psychic séance in desperate attempt to raise Ronald Reagan from the grave.

7:35 pm – "The Pleasures of Adultery" - with Newt Gingrich & Rudy Giuliani

8:05 pm – Gay sex party in Minneapolis Airport's Men's Restroom hosted by Senator Larry Craig

8:35 pm - Transvestite Ann Coulter – "My Life as a Man"

8:55 pm – Live satellite feed from Federal Prison – Ohio Rep. Bob Ney

9:05 pm – Guest speaker ex-Florida Congressman Mark Foley " Joys with Young Boys"

9:25 pm – Oliver North – "Iran is Evil, but I sold them weapons anyway"

9:40 pm – Bill O' Reilly – "The costs of sexual harassment and phone sex with employees"

10:00 pm – Gay sex party in Men's Room hosted by Ken Mehlman and Geraldo Rivera

10:25 pm – Check on McCain to see if he's still breathing and if his adult diaper needs changed.

10:35 pm – N.R.A. President hosts an assault riffle target practice on Gays and Mexicans.

10:45 pm - Call emergency squad after a drunken Darth Cheney accidentally shoots his friend in the face.

11:00 pm – Bush performs his hilarious comedy routine where he looks for Iraq's fictitious WMD's under guests tables.

11:15 pm – Governor Mike Huckabee does his famous uncanny imitation of Gomer Pyle.

11:20 pm – Group intervention to get Rush Limbaugh back into drug rehab

11: 45 pm – Go up on rooftop and throw rocks down at homeless Vets sleeping in alley.

12:00 am – Live satellite feed from Federal Prison – California Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham

12:20 am – Convicted felon/Fox News analyst G. Gordon Liddy – Lock picking secrets

12: 40 am – Guest speakers Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz – "How to lie your Country into a War"

1:00 am – Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay – "Tips on Money Laundering"

1:15 am – Hookers arrive for after party

Posted by: ExxonMcCain | August 25, 2008 2:10 PM

"Whatever" Obama-Biden 2008

You would have to be rich or a complete idiot to keep this boat ride going we have been on for 8 years to go on for another 4 years. Come on people snap out of it our Country is drowning in this Republican foolishness. I can assure you that Obama has more experience than the person elected to the office 8 years ago. Being a governor of Texas is a no brainer job, the legislature runs everything.

Posted by: Jimmy Green | August 25, 2008 2:09 PM

Morally reprehensible.

I cannot believe McCain did this.

At a HIGH SCHOOL no less.

Is this the kind of message McCain thinks kids should be hearing?

Gasolina is slang for male sexual *ahem* excretions.

Revolting. Absolutely revolting.

Posted by: F&B | August 25, 2008 2:09 PM

Daddy Yankee? Gimme a break. What a hypocrite is McCain, questions celebrity and pop culture because literally the entire creative community in America (Artists, Writers, Actors, Musicians, Hollywood to Broadway) is not willing to have their brand sullied by any kind of alliance with the McCain Campaign. But they find on ignorant rapper who thinks that McCain will allow all of his friends to swim in to America so he is all for McCain? DaddyYankee is more like DaddyPuta who has sold out to the Neocons.

Posted by: Christopher London | August 25, 2008 2:08 PM

I believe people who are running for President should be more qualified than myself. Reverse engineering arguments to fit your particular political views so to rationalize and somehow quantify Obamas Lack of credentials is kinda of short sighted.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 25, 2008 2:05 PM

What does Daddy Yankee have to say about the immigration issue? Puerto Ricans are US Citizens! Having him as a credible endorsement is such an insult.

Posted by: JoAnna | August 25, 2008 2:04 PM

Obama voted with the Democrats 100% of the time. Obama = Pelosi. 'Nuff said.

Posted by: Pelosi Equals Obama's Brain | August 25, 2008 2:04 PM

McCain's attempt to seem relevant or convince anyone he knows what the internet is, or a blackberry can best be served by having a clueless rapper endorse him. This makes as much sense as Obama having Larry the Cable guy stand onstage with him in an effort to court rednecks. Pathetic. Polling may suggest a close race but Obama will win this thing by a comfortable 80 electoral vote spread. Will puff jiggy daddy yeild even one vote? Perhaps....if you are a wanna be gangster hanging out at the yogurt shop in the mall.

Posted by: Penny | August 25, 2008 2:02 PM

yeah, hussain and hairplug will take care of that ole economy; just ask them.

Posted by: TJ | August 25, 2008 2:02 PM

The reason this is big news is because most gangsters are supporting Obama. Gangsters don't like McCain.

Posted by: ron j | August 25, 2008 2:02 PM

Since Daddy Yankee was on Obama's short list of veep candidates, Obama was forced to go for Biden.

Posted by: The Short List | August 25, 2008 2:01 PM

ouch, southern boy just called him a yankee!

Posted by: Tommy | August 25, 2008 2:01 PM

Is that the best McCain can do with Hispanics? I suppose so. Daddy Yankee nuff said.

McCain voted with Bush 95% of the time. Some Maverick! Look where our country is economically. When we really look and face the deficit, we see a country in deep trouble. McCain is not the answer. That is why the McCain campaign talks about everything else but the deficit!!! Too scared to talk about a failed policy that he bought in to. He sold his soul... and for what.

Posted by: al | August 25, 2008 1:59 PM

Well if some Damn Yankee is voting for McCain, I'm sure not.

South and Proud - Fighting Terrorism since 1861

Posted by: True Confederate | August 25, 2008 1:58 PM

Hussain and Hairplug for Pres!

Posted by: Tommy Boy | August 25, 2008 1:58 PM

This is a big deal? I have never heard of this guy. Slow news day I guess. McCain can have him, from what I can tell from the video Senator Obama is lucky this guy chose McCain to support.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 25, 2008 1:57 PM

"McCain Endorsed by Latin Star Daddy Yankee"

Monky see, monkey do. McCain had to compete, and "Daddy Yankee" MUST trump Paris and Nicole....RIGHT????

(a fifty-something not-that-gray not-that-old enquiring mind wants to know) ;-) ;-b

Posted by: citizenW | August 25, 2008 1:57 PM

hey, where does hairplug stand on the war against terrorism anyway?

Posted by: Tommy Boy | August 25, 2008 1:56 PM

This article sounds like a 12 year old girl wrote it: "...was suddenly way cool". Why not throw in a few OMG's and LOL's while you're at it?

Posted by: Matt | August 25, 2008 1:56 PM

I do not believe Hispanic voters are at all fooled by a celebrity endorsement. How could they be? That would be assuming they are naieve and not paying attention to the white man who does not have ANY of their interests representing them as ANY type of leader in government.

And now that I think about it, if you are a woman and you vote for McCaine, and you have children, you should be aware that McSame has ALWAYS VOTED AGAINST any type of healthcare for children or not voted at all. With this kind of track record, and the track record for voting AGAINST supporting our troops, I just don't see how any free-standing thinking American could vote for someone who lies, flip flops and has a voting record that cleary shows he doesn't support anyone (not even the troops, women, children OR Latinos) but BIG CONGLOMERATE BUSINESS.

Thank you very much. People, put your thinking caps on. Who cares if he is white or black, decrepidly old or young? Does he -really- support your views? Look at the REAL ISSUES. Look at the voting records. Look at the lies and stop believe the propaganda in the ADS. THINK THINK THINK!!!

Posted by: iH8uAll | August 25, 2008 1:54 PM

Defend America - Defeat Obama

Posted by: Bob | August 25, 2008 1:52 PM

But it's ok for Usher and other hip-hop artist to entertain at the Dem convention? Watch the venue before you throw stones,
Hypocrites!

Posted by: Rusty | August 25, 2008 1:52 PM

If McCain really shared the values of Daddy Yankee I would vote against him but I know McCain is just pandering to the ghetto crowd.
He still get's my vote despite this pathetic move.

Posted by: ron j | August 25, 2008 1:51 PM

Does anyone know where Biden got his hair plugs? Does Hussain know? Or would that also be above his pay grade?

Posted by: TJ | August 25, 2008 1:51 PM

Birds of a feather flock together.
McCain and his following of criminal wets all need to be run out of the country.
Just another reason to vote AGAINST the senile old coward.

Posted by: DWayne | August 25, 2008 1:46 PM

Artificial move by the McCain party. They could care less about the minorities. Of course, some Hispanics will fall for this trap and now blindly vote for McCain.

Posted by: Open Your Eyes | August 25, 2008 1:45 PM

Regardless of your party affiliation, regardless of who you are supporting in this coming election, PLEASE - vote for the issues, not because of some celebrity (or "fauxlebrity") endorsement. If anything, find out WHY they're endorsing that candidate, and see for yourselves if you agree.

Vote for YOU, not for them.

Posted by: vote for you, not for them | August 25, 2008 1:43 PM

Obama is policies are worse than Biden's hair weave.

Posted by: David Axelrod | August 25, 2008 1:43 PM

What a pathetic attempt at capturing the attention of young hispanics. As if Daddy Yankee spends any time following political events. Even more absurd, as if McCain follows reggaeton. How can one endorse something that he or she has no awareness of?

Posted by: Elark | August 25, 2008 1:42 PM

who cares about Daddy Yankee....just another ghetto hispanic trying to be different.

Posted by: WTF | August 25, 2008 1:41 PM

It may seem like McCain is, yet again, pulling out the ol' "Noun, Verb, POW" card to shield himself from any criticism over any subject. But this is simply not the case. Instead, McCain suffers from PTCRHMHIOD, or Post Traumatic Can't Remember How Many Houses I Own Disorder.

This horrible condition has forever altered the lives of countless Vietnam Vets after their return to the States. In fact, it is the number one cause of divorce between former POWs and their millionaire liquor-heiress wives.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxT0s_I5WtA
.

Posted by: astral99 | August 25, 2008 1:41 PM

We got the Daddy Yankee endorsement! Eat it Obama!

Posted by: Obama's typical white grandmother | August 25, 2008 1:41 PM

Well I don't think nominating Obama will be bad for the Democrats. How do you know that Hillary wouldn't be way behind McCain right now? I think she would. There is * a lot* of Hillary hate out there- I know because I voted for her in the primary, on the strength of her health care policy. A lot of people just dislike her. I am also reading "Takeover" by Charlie Savage (Pulitzer prize winner) and have come to view Hillary and Bill as the Democratic equivalent, in terms of greed for Presidential power, of Dick Cheney. So now I realize that Obama was the right choice.
I was canvassing for Obama this weekend here in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Obama support is very strong, and from my admittedly anecdotal experience, about 50-50 among Hispanics. Only one person out of all of the people the four of us canvassing this precinct spoke too was a disgruntled Clinton supporter who said she was going to vote McCain. In the lower middle-class urban neighborhood we canvassed Obama supporters were out-numbering McCain supporters almost 2-1.

Posted by: Tactical | August 25, 2008 1:40 PM

How hilarious that McCain criticizes Obama for being a celebrity and being cozy with celebrities and then he does this. You know he had to solicit this support from AT BEST a B list celebrity. Hilarious, and not just a little bit desperate.

Posted by: PJ | August 25, 2008 1:39 PM

erik:

I don't mind non-abortifacient birth control for married couples -- that's never been a problem for me -- but now that you bring it up, how about government-paid abortions just for registered Democrats?

Posted by: JakeD | August 25, 2008 1:38 PM

For McCain to accept the endorsement of this gangster is despicable!

Posted by: ron j | August 25, 2008 1:37 PM

Wow, now there's an endorsement that means so much to people struggling with their mortgage payments. Can 'Daddy Yankee' count how many houses he owns?

Posted by: James Sweet | August 25, 2008 1:36 PM

Obama is going down!! The Good Lord has blessed this wonderful nation with nothing but good graces and Obama just keeps ragging on her! God is obviously pissed at Obama and will put him in his place!

Posted by: Spencer | August 25, 2008 1:36 PM

Gasolina Who? I've never heard of him and I am hispanic. !!!!

Posted by: herewego | August 25, 2008 1:35 PM

You people are silly as all hell... Yes Fiorina!! who called to have the issue of birth control brought up and funded by the government on a larger scale... Lets see how that one goes over with the one fan base McCain cant lose, evangelicals... Stop your gender based thinking and get behind the candidate that best suits your views. You guys are looking like a bunch of middle school girls... grow up and take a look at reality

Posted by: erik | August 25, 2008 1:32 PM

Obama-Biden 2008
Obama-Biden 2008
Obama-Biden 2008
Obama-Biden 2008
Obama-Biden 2008
Obama-Biden 2008


McCain = same. Come on people let's move this country forward. Why didn't Daddy Yankee (or someone) as McCain about his about face on immigration.

McCain is not a maverick anymore. He is George Bush reincarnate!!! McCain = same, McCain = same.


Obama-Biden 2008
Obama-Biden 2008
Obama-Biden 2008
Obama-Biden 2008
Obama-Biden 2008

Posted by: Chris Stewart | August 25, 2008 1:29 PM

In case all of you Democrats forgot how to do the Macarena - here are some tips:

1. Put your right arm straight in front of you with your palm down.
2. Do the same with your left arm.
3. Flip-flop your right palm up.
4. Flip-flop your left palm up.
5. Grab or just touch your left shoulder with your right hand.
6. Do the same with your left hand on your right shoulder. It'll almost look like you have crossed your arms.
7. Grab the back of your neck with right hand, then your left hand.
8. Put your right hand to your left hip, then your left hand to your right hip.
9. Put your right hand to the back of your right hip, then your left hand to the back of your left hip
10. Roll your hips 3 times, jump and clap your hands and turn a quarter-turn to the left!
11. Repeat the steps and turn to the left each time you clap.

I'll take Gasolina any day. It is much better than ethanol.

Posted by: alance | August 25, 2008 1:28 PM

Let me guess you are a Hillary Supporter, Outside the Box.

Posted by: A guy | August 25, 2008 1:27 PM

Who?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 25, 2008 1:27 PM

See ya at the convention everyone!...wait a minute, I think I left my huge foam finger in house #5, but it could have been house #7 since that's the last one I bought. . . what's that? I bought 10 houses? Damn. I guess I'll have to check with my staff and get back to you.
I Hate It When That Happens!


I am so hoping Grandpa McMansion's picks Plastic Mitt as his running-mate.

The ads have already written themselves..."my friends" and there's alot more where this came from:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV5UWGS4Pkw&eurl=http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2008/8/24/172952/713/19

Posted by: McCain = Bush's third term | August 25, 2008 1:26 PM

McBush & Fiorina the hack who alsmost drive HP into the ground?? Yeah right.. Good combination.

Posted by: Beavis | August 25, 2008 1:24 PM

What? Who? Ha ha ha !

Posted by: Wil | August 25, 2008 1:24 PM

Yeah, I would vote for McCain-Fiorina too.

Posted by: JakeD | August 25, 2008 1:01 PM

Maybe Obama better schedule an appearance on "Sabato Gigante." The host is a Hispanic Jew -- two for one.

Then get on the phone to Carlos Santana. Didn't he have a hit with "Black Magic Woman"?

Posted by: Ricky Ricardo | August 25, 2008 1:00 PM

SUPERDELEGATES: STOP THE PARTY's "OBAMACIDE."

VOTE HILLARY IN THE ROLL CALL.


• Can Obama-Biden really defeat McCain-FIORINA?


Why is the Obama camp so afraid to allow the delegates to register their true views in a fair vote?

Why is there so much pressure for Hillary to cut short the roll call and hand the nomination over to a candidate who has failed to unite his party, and who continues to sink in the polls -- in a year when the Dems should be far, far ahead?

And why does the media, including you, Chris, declare that Obama "will" be nominated -- when there's a good chance that a mighty chorus of opposition is rising up this week to stop his unearned takeover of the party?

The CNN poll is now dead-even, 47-47. When the latest tracking polls come out tomorrow and Wednesday, it will be more bad news for Obama's prospects.

An earlier poster talked about "Obamacide" in reference to his position on abortion.

I would argue that the term defines what the Democratic Party is doing to itself, if it certifies Barack Obama as its standard-bearer.

Just wait until McCain names CARLY FIORINA as his VP pick. She's intelligent, well-schooled in economic issues, and she projects a very compelling, competent (and attractive) persona.

Does anyone doubt that McCain-Fiorina will attract many disgruntled Hillary supporters - and many Democrats of both sexes who see Obama as unprepared to assume the duties of commander-in-chief?

Superdelegates, STOP THE OBAMACIDE.

Vote for Hillary in that roll call. Deny Barack Obama the top of the ticket. Do a backdoor deal that persuades Hillary to pledge her delegates to Al Gore, who would then name Obama as his vice presidential pick (realpolitik demands that he remain on the ticket).

Stop the Obamacide. Vote Hillary.

Posted by: Outside the Box | August 25, 2008 12:56 PM

Or, maybe a John McCain-Enrique Iglesias ticket?

Posted by: JakeD | August 25, 2008 12:51 PM

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