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."


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
soundoff (267 Responses)
  1. Efua

    This is y our time Obama!!! I get a good feeling you are going to be America's next president. and even though the job ahead may seem daunting I trust that you have the right folks on board to help make America a better country for all Americans and the world as a whole!

    all the best !

    May 24, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  2. Griff

    Griff is now the Moderator!!! Beware of the Moderator. The New Movie, of Arnie Swartz. erator..

    May 24, 2008 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  3. Dominique

    This American woman is PROUD of our next POTUS! Go Obama!
    We love you and your beautiful family!

    May 24, 2008 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  4. oliver

    Obama will not only improve and develop America economically, he will also change and make the world a friendly global society to live.

    Go Obama 08

    May 24, 2008 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  5. all people

    he is the future president of USA

    May 24, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  6. Hope LV,NV

    Good to see him face the Hispanic demographic head on even if they are part off HRC'S base. Give it that old college try!

    May 24, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  7. Terry in Fl

    Why does Obama keep tearing the party apart? He is now pandering to the hispanic who he does not give a hoot about. And he KNOWS theres no way he's going to win the general election. Quit boy and let a REAL candidate take this election and change our country.

    May 24, 2008 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  8. AIB

    Hillary needs to take a long self-reflecting vacation somewhere in KY or WV or OH.

    May 24, 2008 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  9. Suzanne

    And he can dance!
    .....all the way to the White House

    May 24, 2008 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  10. bo

    obama's the man

    May 24, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  11. roger in va

    I THINK MANY ARE MISSING AN IMPORTANT POINT ON HILLARY'S CONTINUATION OF THIS CAMPAIGN. HER CAMPAIGN IS REPORTED TO BE $20,000,000 IN DEBT. DNC RULES SAY IF A CANDIDATE STAYS IN THE RACE TIL JUNE 3, 2008 THEY CAN CONTINUE TO SOLICT AND RECEIVE DONATIONS. IF THEY DROP OUT PRIOR TO THE JUNE 3 DATE THEY CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT DONATIONS. SHE HAS LOANED HER CAMPAIGN BY ALL ACCOUNTS ABOUT $11,000,000, SHE NEEDS THAT MONEY BACK AND THIS IS THE ONLY CHANCE SHE HAS TO GET IT.

    May 24, 2008 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  12. Eric

    Hillary just can't believe that it's over. But sooner or later, reality will set in.

    May 24, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  13. Mervin

    I am stunned that Hillary is also in Puerto Rico and you guys cant find photos to post on here..Its people like you the media that cause us to keep rallying behind Hillary.....

    May 24, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  14. An Observation

    I can't believe the trash that is published. This article is one.

    Obama might be a winner, but his supporters seem to be from the south side of the tracks.

    Think he will have a hard row to hoe, unless they change their hatefulness.

    In response to dear old Helen, you wouldn't want your football team to quit in the last five minutes of the game. Girl what is your problem.

    May 24, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  15. shirley.roybal,surprise,az.

    hillary will prevail,best choice for the people and our country , the clintons ran this country without debt once and they will do it again,she has more votes than any president ever ,the media put a stop to the primary and voted ob from the start,well guess what were not stupid and every vote will be counted including FL AND MI ,IT'S OUR COUNTRY AND IT WILL BE THE PEOPLES CHOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 24, 2008 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  16. APS in Hawaii

    What a loser!!! More media people in the picture than supporters. Does that tell you something?

    May 24, 2008 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  17. Jim V - Vancouver, BC Canada

    I have never been so intterested in one candidate, Candian or American. Oboma is a true pioneer and I believe history will show him to be a a special leader that will be fondley remembered for generations.

    There was a poll taken here in Canada by our national news channel, CBC, the results showed Obama was favoured by Canadians 4 to 1 to be the next American President. 76% for Oboma, 24% Clinton.

    Personally I think it is over and have thouyght so for several months but when the Clintons are involved........you never know.

    May 24, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  18. Sherrie

    I hope the people from Puerto Rico see through him; i.e, he has no substance, he will say whatever he thinks you want to hear in order to get their vote, he has the same opinions that his pastor has.

    Do not be fooled Puerto Rico. Vote for Hillary. She will work hard to turn our country around.

    May 24, 2008 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  19. Jane

    I hope the delegates truly do what is best for our country and nominate the best prepared candidate. It's that simple. And the best-prepared candidate is Sen. Clinton.

    May 24, 2008 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  20. tap

    Barack is alright -he is the next president ,after beating the Clintons into submission.Mccain is the next .Obama campain has the best game plan in decads .
    Obama 08

    May 24, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  21. Anee

    He looks like an idiot about to be run out of town.

    May 24, 2008 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  22. mndharmas

    viva obama

    May 24, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  23. Vanessa

    He doesn't need to win Puerto Rico. He has the nomination. Unless they deside to rob him and take it away from him. Go Obama. Women are with you!

    May 24, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  24. Steve From Oregon

    Steve From Oregon May 24th, 2008 5:04 pm ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Puerto Rico…Vote for Sen. Obama, and you will help elect an honest, fair and gentleman. This is the man we've been waiting for that will invite Democrat, Independent and Republican alike to help reshape our economy, our forign policy and our country.

    Vote Obama!

    Ok, let's try this again. I gave Lou Dobbs a piece of my mind a few days ago and they haven't carried one of my posts since including this article. So, I'll try again cause this is a fair web site unlike FOX. Actually, I suggested to Lou that he would probably be more comfortable at FOX.

    May 24, 2008 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  25. Jason Arizona

    Yes indeed he is going to take the nomination,

    Hillary is feeling what it is like to get Baracked...

    May 24, 2008 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
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