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. Democrat

    Why doesn't the media focus on Obama dropping out? He is behind in the popular vote and he'll be further behind after Puerto Rico votes overwhelmingly for Hillary. He can't possibly think that he'll get away with stealing the nomination, does he? Keep in mind that the most trusted voice in the party, Al Gore, has yet to endorse. You can bet that Al Gore will not endorse Obama if he is behind in the popular vote. This will not be a repeat of 2000 where the popular vote leader is thrown under the bus.

    May 24, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  2. Charles Nilston

    Hillary Clinton can run as long as she wants.Obama should choose a woman as a running mate(Arkansas governor).It helps eat into Mccain's older strongholds among women,with his strenght among young and independent supporters,nothing can stop such a ticket.In the area of security,he should look for a general to weigh in and campaign alongside with him,promising a watering post for him as an adviser or whatever when he becomes the president.No matter who he chooses in the area of security as vice president,he cant change Mccain's advantage as a formal veteran.Dream ticket can only be possible in a fantasy world,the reality is women should weigh in in this nov election and Arkansas governor can deliver.

    May 24, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  3. Richard (from Puerto Rico)

    CNN, WHY YOU WANT TO HIDE THE TRUTH FROM THE PEOPLE, THEY HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW. I DARE NOT IMAGINE THE CONSEQUENCES HAD OBAMA MADE THIS DIRE ,SHAMEFUL, DISPEAKABLE, OUTRAGEOUS REMARK.

    May 24, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  4. Marc Wise

    It would be nice to finish the campaign with a win in Puerto Rico. But perhaps the alternative is more meaningful: to win in the land of the people who first lived in the United States and whose hopes were often thwarted. That would give an unexpected meaning to hope.

    May 24, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  5. Marlene

    Senator Obama is a true Statesman. I really hope he wins!

    May 24, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  6. MARYANN Oswego IL

    What a snob him and his wife...why is he acting like he won the nomination...no one has..he reminds me of George W Bush..he also said he would unite the country. We did not know much about George when he was running...and he lost Florida too...and did not want the votes recounted....sounds more and more like they are the same....

    May 24, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  7. Richard (from Puerto Rico)

    i BELIEVE YOU, CNN, ARE SO BIAS IN FAVOR OF THE CLINTONS'
    i THOUGHT YOU WERE AN OBJECTIVE IN YOUR JOURNALISM. WELL I GUESS SINCE YOU HOLD THE PAN BY THE HANDLE, YOU DO YOUR WISH AND HIDE THE TRUTH.

    May 24, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  8. Tracey

    I knew that Hillary was desperate to win the nomination, but a lawsuit? That's going beyond desperate, that's just pathetic!
    If Hillary takes this nomination away from Barack, she will totally
    destroy the democratic party. Not only will she destroy the party,
    she will completely destroy any chance of support from the
    African-American commmunity that she might've received
    in 2016. HILLARY YOU LOST!!!!!!!!!!ACCEPT DEFEAT &GET OUT
    OF THE RACE! GO BARACK GO!!! YOU ARE A TRUE WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 24, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  9. Freedom of speach

    CNN is truely a communist network due to thier cencership.

    I know they will not show this because they do not believe in freedon of speech when it does not fit their view. I have lost all respesct for this station.

    Only Air America will tell the truth.

    May 24, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  10. linda hemmingsen

    Obama a true winner?Then why is hillary winning obama and macain in the electoral college?Yes people that is what is used to get the election and win!Plus, have any of you actually read any papers or searched out obama?He is linked to the dirstest and corrupt pople in chicago and his friends are communists and marxists he attended meeting s and and listened to their works. How nice is this for a president inform yourself and take the time to be informed before you have this man as a president or do you not care what he will do or say as president as long as he can do a fine speech, well that will not feed or clothe you are make you safe and have jobs . get serious people!

    May 24, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  11. FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT!

    That's the Obama mantra! What a valuable lesson to teach our young people!

    May 24, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  12. Olu

    Go Obama it is truly your time!!!

    May 24, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  13. George

    I just want to make it clear for the record that even if we were to count FL and MI, Obama still got more votes, more delgates, more states and more contributions.

    No matter how you look at it, the race started out with Clinton with a 30 point lead nationally, and a nomination for her to lose.

    I bet you virtually all current obama supporters were Clinton supporters at some stage.

    The reason millions upon millions of supporters shifted to Obama, the reason he got more votes, more delegates and more contributions is very simple:

    Obama is better than Clinton.

    May 24, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  14. Richard Ferrer

    How can this happen? There is no way I can vote for a guy that:

    1. Has grow with muslims ideals....
    2. 2nd name is Hussein!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (are you blind AMERICANSSS!!!!!!)
    3. he has been only 4 years in congress, have no experience in major public positions and most of all, HAVE NEVER SERVE IN THE MILITARY DEFENDING "HIS" COUNTRY!!!!!!

    If Obama wins I will vote for McCain!

    May 24, 2008 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  15. Steven Furtado, Kunkletown PA

    Hillary ran a great campaign, but the Democrats are obviously getting behind Obama. I, as an Obama supporter, will welcome Sen. Clinton and her supporters after June. She may not become President or Vice President, but we love you just the same Clinton. Obama's group welcomes you so together as Democrats we will kick McCain's butt in November.

    Democrats '08!!

    May 24, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  16. Abina

    HILLARY IS DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 24, 2008 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  17. Hillary/McCain

    the question is–why does Obama think he should win when he can't beat Hillary in votes even outspending her 4 to 1–it is not all about money and superdelegates in the general–you obama fans will have a surprise in November. Hillary/McCain 2008

    May 24, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  18. tigerakabj

    Fired up, and Ready to Go!! Go President Obama!!

    May 24, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  19. Abdul

    Hillary had no issues when she was ahead in polls. Now after having her
    husband and campaign have messed her up, she has resort to race card, women card and I don't think this is the end. She is a bitter, vindictive person. I admired her husband so much that I didn't vote for Gore because he dissed him. Now I see the true color of Clinton's. I like the quote "She will burn the house before she gets out".

    May 24, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  20. Tamba Emmanuel

    If Clinton's stay in the race is because of the "Women" of the United States, don' these "Women" also have "Sons" they can stand for and be proud of? If yes! then, for the LOVE of the Democratic Party, and the denial of the Bush third which McCain is bent to continue, please Hillary, see reasons with the voters and humbly step aside.

    May 24, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  21. GUY

    This is a very interesting story about the Clintons. I think the time has come for change. Do they see that or not? I am woundering what DR PHIL is doing at this time. Both Clitons need psychological treatments from you. You should talk to them. They are very confused and at this timeThe White house does not belong to them. Shame, shame and shame to the Clintons.

    Guy
    from Canada

    May 24, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  22. Temitayo from tx

    Obama u keep working hard. My momma said it pays off ! I'm all In support for u!

    May 24, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  23. Drew Rocker

    I'd like to see Obama take Puerto Rico away from Hillary Clinton. If he takes time and gets into the culture, I see no reason why not.

    May 24, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  24. alimou d diallo

    i am verry please to see how this primeries is going i do think that ther`s nothing perfect than democratie
    I hop to see one day this type of mouvement in my country Guinea

    May 24, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  25. Fred

    Believe me or not, Clinton is one of those politicians that will do anything to become president. Her recent remarks and a trail of situations ranging from her alledged sniper bullets in Bosnia are just but a few. This campaign is not about race, gender or her so-called experience claimed. This country is in need of a change and none of those long time Washington Politicians is out for any change. I am a Republican and voted both in 2000, and 2004 for George Bush, but our party (the Republican party) has plunged this country into a big mess under Bush leadership.

    I have the feeling that Obama, being young and talented have the judgement to lead this country. His campign staffers and their strategies coming into this primaries as an underdog and now being a frontrunner demonstrate that his administration will have the best brains this country has to offer for change. Clinton can continue to rein her message of race, divide and sexism, but at the end; Obama will be nominated. Come the general election, there's no need arguing what the American people will vote. Another Republican term? We are suffering and this country image need to be restored.

    May 24, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
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