DNC Superdelegate Putting His Vote Up For Sale

I know this sounds absolutely bizarre but a superdelegate from California is putting his vote up for sale to the highest bidder. His asking price is 20 Million which he claims is a "cheap" price for the Presidency. This is really sad to think that politics has stooped so low that now candidates have to pay delegates in order to insure their nomination. What is this country coming to?


Superdelegate Steven Ybarra Wants 20 Million

Tags: California, DNC, Supersdelegate (all tags)



Re: DNC Superdelegate Putting His Vote Up For Sale

wow what is sad is you left out the REASON he did it.

because he wants to bring money and attention to Mexican American voters and saw this as the best way to do it.

why leave that out? you think trying to bring attention to Mexican American voters in this country is a bad thing?

by TruthMatters 2008-05-08 11:17AM | 0 recs
Re: DNC Superdelegate Putting His Vote Up For Sale

SO HE SAYS! What is his real motive and don't tell me it has nothing to do with $$$. That's like those people that line up on street corners to take donations, now how much of that money do you suppose they pocket? Hmmm

by steve468 2008-05-08 11:20AM | 0 recs
Re: DNC Superdelegate Putting His Vote Up For Sale

I figured it was a media stunt.  I love how the diarist acts like he's trying to get rich.  Because Obama's really going to give him 20 million for a vote.  (I only mentioned Obama because we know HRC can't afford it anyway.)

by The Distillery 2008-05-08 11:34AM | 0 recs
isn't that special?


by 4justice 2008-05-08 11:17AM | 0 recs
Hillary and Obama

     should offer him one bribe. If he meets with them, they'll buy him a can of coke. Sixty cents!!
by southernman 2008-05-08 11:18AM | 0 recs
Heh, I love this

Both the news report and this diary bury the fact that he doesn't want the money for himself, he wants it for a voter education/GOTV program for Mexican-Americans in California.

I guess it makes a more interesting story if it seems like he wants bags of unmarked bills dropped off at his house.

by Slim Tyranny 2008-05-08 11:20AM | 0 recs
What's this compared to obama's 50 state

strategy of GOTV?

Shouldn't obama have already given him this money? ;-)

Seriously, props to him!

by RisingTide 2008-05-08 11:30AM | 0 recs
Re: Heh, I love this

   Doesn't matter what he wants the money for. You don't buy votes, that's one reason Democrats got elected in 06, due to all the corruption and vote buying in Congress.

  Granted, they've not done much to fix it either...but you don't demand a bribe in exchange for your vote. It's wrong!!

by southernman 2008-05-08 11:31AM | 0 recs
Re: DNC Superdelegate Putting His Vote Up For Sale

He's obviously doing it for exposure for his cause, not with any belief that it'll happen.

And it's working. So good for him.

by Mandoliniment 2008-05-08 11:23AM | 0 recs
Re: DNC Superdelegate Putting His Vote Up For Sale

Hm. Guess he's a little outside of Hillary's price range right now.

by KTinTX 2008-05-08 11:25AM | 0 recs
I don't care WHAT he wants the money for

The DNC should strip him of his superdelegate status. Just one more example of how the whole superdelegate thing is absurd.

by Travis Stark 2008-05-08 11:25AM | 0 recs
I met that guy at a Dean meetup

He's a huge dude!

And they wrote him into a West Wing episode, the character based on him says "that's what we got last election. What do we get this election"?

by catfish1 2008-05-08 11:30AM | 0 recs
Re: DNC Superdelegate Putting His Vote Up For Sale

I'm not saying that educating Latino voters isn't a good thing for the Democrats, it certainly is considering that they are now a large voting block. The problem with securing money for a good cause is that in times past so much of that money didn't go where it was suppose to. Point in hand would be the United Way story some years back in which funds from donations were not appropriated to the perspective agencies and money ended up missing. That is my point here, not that it wouldn't be going for some good cause, that is fine and dandy if indeed that is his intention.

by steve468 2008-05-08 11:34AM | 0 recs
What a clown....

I always liked the circus, but not a circus created by the same people who run the country. Unfortunately, the Demcratic party deserves this.  They're the ones that created superdelegates.

by soyousay 2008-05-08 11:34AM | 0 recs


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