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Did Daddy Yankee Offer To Endorse Obama?

By J. Freedom du Lac
Democratic Party sources say yes.

Daddy Yankee's camp says no.

Over the past couple of days, Democrats in Denver have been floating the story to reporters from The Washington Post and other media outlets that before Daddy Yankee endorsed John McCain, his reps contacted Barack Obama's campaign -- and that reggaeton star's offer to back Obama was spurned after the campaign began looking into his background.

Didn't like what they saw, apparently. (More on that below.)

It was only then, the sources assert, that the Puerto Rican idol threw in for McCain.

Politico's Ben Smith reported the rumor this afternoon, then updated the item after a McCain spokesman e-mailed to say: "That's a 'Ludacris' suggestion..." (Get it?)

Daddy Yankee's spokeswoman, Mayna Nevarez, agrees with the McCain rep, telling Post Rock that the Yankee-offered-to-endorse-Obama-first story "is completely false."

Continue reading at Post Rock»

By Web Politics Editor  |  August 27, 2008; 6:02 PM ET
Categories:  Barack Obama , John McCain  
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Daddy Yankee is a LOSER! He knows nothing about politics or current events. He doesn't scare the Democrats. I bet he won't not vote in November.

Posted by: NYCNJ-Demo | August 28, 2008 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Democrat.Independent and Obamacan voters
for Obama/Biden '08

Dean Martin & John Wayne

Posted by: Eagle nas gadooshu | August 27, 2008 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Trading celebrity jabs? It is a pretty "ludicrous" joke!

Check this out! More humor hits the campaign trail!

Where are the Democrats at

Posted by: The potato master | August 27, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Why on earth would Obama have accepted an endorsement from a Gangsta Rapper? Who cares what language he raps in, its ignorance. Catchy beat, but it doesn't belong in the political theatre.

The below are Daddy Yankee lyrics from his "song" Gata Gangster:

Mi gata gangster, sin miedo
La que conmigo es afuego
Loca con el rebuleo
Y campea' por lo de ella
Porque sabe que la velo
(Daddy Yankee, yo!)

"I'm a female cat gangster without fear" is not exactly social commentary. It's the same old "I've got hoes in different area codes" lyrics that are typical of today's rappers. Maybe McCain thinks he needs for people to think he's still a babe hound so they won't think he's too old to run for President.

If McCain thinks that Puerto-Rican Americans who are registered voters in the continental United States are going to be swayed to vote for him because of a Daddy Yankee endorsement, his campaign is in big trouble.

Posted by: ProfWrightBSU | August 27, 2008 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Get ready for Daddy Yankee's new pro-McCain jam: "Drill for gasolina in my backyards"

Posted by: Dr. Don Key | August 27, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Who is daddy Yankee? I don't know! first base. throw it to tomorrow!

Since likely 90% of the people who will actually vote have never heard of DY, who cares what he/she/it has to say.

Posted by: William | August 27, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Conventional wisdom says that it makes sense. Your average rednek Repub listens to blue grass. Your average billionaire Repub listens to classical. Your average fundie Repub listens to "Jimmy Swaggart's Greatest Hits." Not that Daddy Yankee is a big name in the business anway. After looking him up I thought, "Oh, the 'Gasolina' dude." In any case, the bigger news was that Madonna ripped McBane a new one with her perfomance in the UK, NOT that Daddy Yankee endorsed Oldtimer McCain. And somehow it's like your grandfather trying to be hip, which isn't hip at all. I guess some youngsters might vote for McPlain because of the endorsement, but it's basically a non-issue. John McMillions and Mitt Romknees are privileged multi-millionaires who have no GD clue about how people who actually work for a living, live. McCain's wheel-less straight talk RV is a better fit for him, than a phat ride.

Posted by: Dr. Don Key | August 27, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

if Daddy Yankee is there, I'm in.

Posted by: AsperGirl | August 27, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Even if Mccain was the only candidate in this election I wont have voted for him. He's such a sleezy old wank! He talks about respect and descent politics yet he is very disrespectful towards Obama. He reminds me of an old grumpy uncle I so love to hate.

Posted by: Jeshurun Jakes | August 27, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

I like his music, that's it, who cares he endorse get it hi likes to sell music

Posted by: Rene | August 27, 2008 7:19 PM | Report abuse

who is daddy yankee?

Posted by: Anonymous | August 27, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

It's tough to imagine a tidbit of news that would be less relevant to anything important.

Posted by: BB | August 27, 2008 6:49 PM | Report abuse

“McCain is like a Grumpy Elephant with no vision and a flip flopping memory! There is a reason this Elephant is always attacking without a postive message. His trainers are Rove & Schmidt at the circus! We know what to expect at the McCain’s convention a Grumpy Elephant entwining his trunk with 2 Rogue elephants in Bush/Cheney with two cheering trainers in Rove & Schmidt who are trying to sell the American People a 3 rd George Bush Term.” RFK

Posted by: Yeil Raven | August 27, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse


oh, i must have slobbered on myself. was i asleep? did i miss something?

oh, nevermind.

Posted by: dave | August 27, 2008 6:19 PM | Report abuse

I'm gonna vote just like WANKEE YANKEE tells me to vote. Bloody John is so fly. YO!

Posted by: Tomhere | August 27, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

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