May 24th, 2008
03:05 PM ET
6 years ago

Scenes from the trail: Obama's 'caminata'

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(Courtesy: CNN's Chris Welch)

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (CNN) - Barack Obama talked to supporters along a parade route in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Saturday. The event was referred to as a "caminata," a traditional parade for a candidate on the island.

Standing on the wooden box, Obama told supporters, "I am absolutely confident that if that we keep on working hard, there's no reason why we cant win here in Puerto Rico and if we win Puerto Rico we will win the nomination and if we win the nomination, we will win the general election."


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  1. SINDI39

    GO OBAMA GO MY HUSBABD AN I ARE WITH YOU .

    I AM ORIGINALLY FROM ARGENTINA AND WE HAVE HAD WOMEN AS PRESIDENT BEFORE THAT IS NOT UNCOMMON BUT WE HAVE HAD A GOOD WOMAN LIKE EVITA AND ACTUALLY A BAD ONE LIKE CRITINA KISHNER .
    HILLARY LOOKS LIKE A BUD ONE IN MY OPINION .
    MY SUGGESTION IS DON'T CHOOSE A WOMAN BECAUSE IS A WOMAN CHOOSE A WOMAN IF YOU GONNA DO IT BECAUSE IS GOOD IN HER ISSUES LIKE EVITA WAS .

    GOOOOOOOO OBAMA ALLL THE WAY

    May 24, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  2. Reza Fazli

    It looks like she is pushing it hard to get Obama loose in the general election in November. Why you might ask? Well in my opinion by doing that Mc cain will win and then she will compete against him in 2012 and have a better chance than now to win both the nomination and general election on 4 years time.

    May 24, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  3. Bob G.

    Why does Barry continue to waste his funds when he has already won the nomination? He should be saving his money to go against McCain and for his new campaign to become emperor of the world after the inauguaration.

    May 24, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  4. txgal44

    Oh!!! I love him!!

    May 24, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  5. Obama 2008

    We do not want a president that threaten someone that stand on her way.

    May 24, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  6. Rod

    I must say I have lost respect for Hillary Clinton. I shook her hand when her husband was inaugurated in 1992, and I've always liked her, but her actions have really left a sour taste in my mouth. The election was over months ago; everyone told her and yet she persisted in firing up her supporters and turning them against Obama. This election is all about her and "making history".

    In this country, we don't elect people merely to "make history". We will indeed elect a woman president, but this is unfortunately not the right woman. Her sole intention is to be nominated at all costs and to hurt Obama in the general election so that she can run against McCain in 2012. As I said, I've lost all respect for her. Bill needs to do the right thing and tell her to shut up. If he doesn't, the party leaders need to tell her to do so. It's over. It's been over. Support the nominee, Hillary and save some face.

    May 24, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  7. Eric in Cincy

    I honestly don't know what she is up to. All I know is, if the Supers take the nomination from B-Rock and give it to her, ALOT of people will be upset. And these people are not just black...

    May 24, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  8. Jose A Torres

    I am from Puerto Rico and grew up in the states although I have managed manufacturing companies on the island throughout the years. I am very glad that both Michelle and Barack have visited my homeland. Contrary to what many think in the US Puerto Rico are different from other US hispanics in that we are the only hispanic that is a naturally born US citizen and our culture is that from the Caribbean and not Mexico or South America although we may have similarities.

    Thank you again Barack and Michelle for visiting my home. That goes a long way for Puerto Ricans, "Boricua".

    May 24, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  9. Henry l

    Women and blue collar workers should sound her out by voting for Barak in the remining contests so she can drop out though low votes. Falling short of that.. the woman is not going any where. She would rather turn the party up side down.

    Henry in Toronto

    May 24, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  10. Janus

    Where is Puerto Rico? Who are Puerto Ricans?

    May 24, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  11. Lanette

    wake up world...wake up America...We the people are on the rise. This means all of the people...white, black, yellow, brown... the true fabric of America. We have one anothers back. We are taking control of our country and we are choosing Obama to represent us. WAKE UP NUMBER 37

    May 24, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  12. brina

    Thanks for all the hard work thanks for not getting out of control even sometimes ...I got so upset at you for letting Hillary dog you out .....like she was your mother and you couldn't fight her like you're fight Mc cain you are very smart .....you didn't get dirty even though they throw mud.....now you"re wooven and ready thanks Hillary and the Cnn and the republicans..........a true man is not what he does in adverisary but how he reacts to it Judgement .....Race was the biggest issue but you didn't blame anyone you made us think about the other person feelings why whites are upset , why blacks are upset , why people of all colors, and you gave us a path to unity......a path we haven't been down since Kennedy and King's death ..........unity a better future.....

    May 24, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  13. Venus

    I hope things continue to get better for Bam each day!

    Hillary is still in the race because June 3, 2008 is the last day for primaries! Plus – it cost money for ballots and to hold primaries – there are many people who still have to vote!

    What I don't understand is why she is not going after Mc Cain hard – it would be a great way for her and Bam to mash Mc Cain while she is still in the race as opposed for her to continue down her destructive path to losing!

    This race is almost over ----- this week should be worth keeping our eyes on because we have the May 31, 2008 DNC meeting and June 1 – primary in Puerto Rico and on June 3 – SD and MT!!!

    Be nice if Bam can take some time off and then start his campaign in full!

    Go Bam!

    May 24, 2008 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  14. femi olawale

    Although i prefer Obama but either Clinton or Obama looks fit for next prsident and better than McCain. McCain can still be a resource for defence secretary if his age will permit. If MacCain is so experience as he claims why has he not produce results. in the last 8 years Where was MaCain wisdom and experience before we erroneously invaded Iraq?
    When you keep doing things in the same way you are likely to get same result. Bush has failed us woefully and we need 'changes' in governance to get different result. There is nothing wrong having a fresh republican as president but every thing seem wrong with MacCain as President. He is too old, talks too tough, (even after American has been alienated in the committee of western nations), he is neither conservative or liberal, and tested with no result. 'If you must tame a monkey you can not behave like lion'. Its time America embrace other opinions catiously and stop repeling other nations indiscriminately and recklessly if i can use MaCain word.
    Femi.

    May 24, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  15. Chipster

    Obama supporters jump at every opportunity to disparage Sen. Clinton but I seldom read anything good from them about their candidate. They have tons of negative comments about Hillary but nothing uplifting to say about Barack. What's with that?

    The exaggeration and phony overreaction by the Obama campaign and media to Hillary's comment about primaries running into June are a matter of history. She owed no one an apology for being historically accurate.

    I've tried not to blame the candidate for the viciousness of his supporters but Obama's campaign whipped this one into a frenzy. I've finally grown completely disgusted with him and his supporters. His performance in the debates and weak record make him a very poor candidate. When he loses, his supporters will of course blame Sen. Clinton but it's his lack of experience and their vitriol that will cost us the election.

    May 24, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  16. Neta

    Way to go Obama!

    Senator Barack Obama, please make sure you lead our country as a president. You are an outstanding leader. You as a president will lead US and bring back what we used to have and lost...
    Respect of all the nations of the world. We need the respect of the world back where it belongs, right here.
    Splendid campain. Splendid job. All power to Obama. He will save our face in the world and make US proud!

    May 24, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  17. sule

    She just cannot accept that she's lost this. She started with every advantage running virtually as the incumbent. Now she wants to change all the rules. Hey maybe she'd like this change….maybe we should only count the states that she won.

    May 25, 2008 03:08 am at 3:08 am |
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