Monday, August 25, 2008

McCain Gets Daddy Yankee's backing- Girls Swoon

PHOENIX - In a concerted effort to make inroads with both Hispanics and young people, Sen. John McCain dropped by Central High School this morning to talk to the students.
After offering a few perfunctory words about the diversity of the student body and his hope that everyone would vote, McCain trotted out his ace in the hole.

"I brought a special friend, a great American success story," McCain told the students. "He's from Puerto Rico, married 15 years, and has children ages 14, 12 and 10. One of his songs I know you're familiar with, "Gasolina."

Oohs and aahs of disbelief greeted McCain's announcement as he said, "There he is, Daddy Yankee!"

The Reggaeton star walked in, hugging the girls and slapping hands with the boys as the girls cried "Oh my God," and fanned their flushed faces.

Daddy Yankee described himself as "a man of few words with a lot of action."

"I am here endorsing Senator McCain because I believe in his ideals and his proposals to lead this nation," the singing sensation said. "He's been a fighter for the Hispanic community...he's been a fighter for the immigration issue. So for me, he's the best guy to lead this nation. And once again, I just want to say thank you to everybody."

McCain referred to Daddy Yankee as "Ramon," and promised the students that the singer would stay to give them hugs and handshakes.

"Thank you , Ramon," McCain said, telling the students that he was "from a very poor family, lived in part of Puerto Rico where people make lot of wrong choices. He made the right choices. He did a little boxing, too. You all know better than I do his Latin Grammy-winning songs and the great crowds he draws to his concerts.

I just want to say, 'Thank you Daddy Yankee.'"
Daddy Yankee later boarded McCain's campaign plane with him to head for Sacramento and told reporters that he had met the senator two years ago "when he was named the most influential person on earth."

Asked what his song, "Gasolina," is about, he joked, "energy independence."
And asked whether McCain listens to his music, Daddy Yankee said, "His daughter does


Carlos Echevarria said...

James, it's funny when you I get your posts, it's like we are on the same wavelength, picking practically the same topics to blog within hrs of each other!!!

The Daddy Yankee endorsement is great for Mac; here in Florida, notwithstanding the polls it will be in the red, again.

If Mac can get about 40% of the Hispanic vote, it could tip the scales in Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, shore up Texas, etc.

James H said...

LOL, Well I hope that happens . It will be a fight. I a tad disaapointed that one the biggest Evangelical ,that happens to be Hispanic, had a big pro family rally in Denver yesterday for family issues and it is geeting no pr on the blogs