Superdelegate: All That Pissing Will Leave a Stain

Steven Ybarra, a California superdelegate who heads the voting-rights committee of the DNC Hispanic Caucus, said that he would decide which candidate to support based solely on who would best deliver for Latinos.

“Which of these two candidates,” he asked, “is going to step up to the plate and say, here is our $10 million and commit this money to making sure that Latinos get educated, that they get registered and that they turn out to vote.”

Asked if Bill Richardson’s endorsement of Barack Obama mattered to him, Ybarra said, “If he becomes vice president it means a lot. Now I mean the odds of him being vice president for the Clinton campaign just went down with the Judas comment.”

Ybarra said the Clinton campaign had been imploring him to stay neutral until the convention, but he said he thought that the increasing negativity will make it hard for the party to unify behind the eventual nominee.

“If I piss on your leg, and the next day I say I didn’t really mean to piss on your leg, but if you look down and see the yellow stain, you’re going to say, ‘Come on,'” he said. “They’re both being idiotic about this stuff. Let’s get down to the simple hardcore issue: What are you going to do for Mexican-American voters?”

Ybarra was sharply critical of the Clinton campaign after Patti Solis Doyle was removed as campaign manager in February.

Superdelegate: All That Pissing Will Leave a Stain