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."