May 29th, 2008
12:08 PM ET
6 years ago

Livin’ La Vida Clinton

Martin endorsed Clinton Thursday.
Martin endorsed Clinton Thursday.

(CNN) – Puerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin said Thursday that he will shake his bon-bon for Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic nomination.

“Whether fighting for better education, universal health care and social well-being, as First Lady and Senator from New York - representing millions of Latinos –she has always fought for what is most important for our families," Martin said.

Clinton said she was honored to earn the Grammy Award winner’s support.

“He is a very important voice in the Latino community and together we will work to improve the lives of families and children across the country,” Clinton said in a statement.

Puerto Rican voters head to the polls Sunday.


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soundoff (272 Responses)
  1. Independent for Obama

    I like the fact that you replaced the word loca, or crazy, with Clinton. There is an appropriate symmetry there...

    May 29, 2008 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  2. Lorna, NY

    He can't help her. Only a psychiatrist can help her.

    May 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  3. Obama will win.

    Ricky Martin is still around?

    WOW! LOL

    Who cares? Obama will be president

    May 29, 2008 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. JOE, NYC

    PUERTO RICAN HEAD TO THE POLLS NEXT TUESDAY CNN? OR SUNDAY ANYMORE?

    May 29, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  5. Glenn

    It only goes to show you that big name stars like Ricky Martin are not able to intelligently select the best and winning candidate. But I do say to him to go ahead and shake his bon-bon for Hillary because it's going to be her "Fair Well Party" for the losing candidate. Obama now only needs 45 delegates and/or superdelgates to clinch the nomination. Party on Ricky and Hillary.

    May 29, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  6. Billy Fla

    Obama Supporters need to get a grip of reality...

    People love HILLARY CLINTON....

    MARTIN MADE A GREAT CHOICE< I LOVE RICKY MARTIN...

    Hillary as an Independant.... Write her name on the ballot or
    vote McCain

    May 29, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  7. Kiah

    LMAO! CNN is truly pathetic!

    May 29, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  8. JOE, NYC

    PUERTO RICAN HEAD TO THE POLLS NEXT TUESDAY CNN? NOT SUNDAY ANYMORE

    May 29, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  9. j gannon

    Who is Ricky Martin??? and who cares?

    May 29, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  10. Gabe in TX

    I love it! More proof that Hillary is not only still in this race but gaining ground by the second! Obama supporters are running out of excuses to explain away how well she continues to do with the popular vote in our country and territories. Here's an idea. Most Dems agree this Delegate/Super Delegate strategy is a waste. Why not go with something easier and much less complicated? Let's just use the total popular vote as the measuring stick for who should be the Democratic Nominee. That way it is the people and ONLY THE PEOPLE who decide their representation. Argue that Obamanatics!

    May 29, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  11. DrFill

    Now that the fea vote is in, where is that Obama ballot..............
    DrFill

    May 29, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  12. Kiah

    If only Ricky Martin were a SD...

    May 29, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  13. jfs Memhis, Tn

    Oh great ... that will put her over the top. What is it that these voters do not understand?? SHE IS NOT GOING TO WIN. I guess since PR really doesn't count it is okay to waste your votes.......seems Hillary has encouraged wasted votes that won't count all over the place... even FLA and Mich. Her rally's are becoming like the old showings of the ROCKY HORROR SHOW. People are almost cult like ????

    May 29, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  14. kopl

    BUSH WANTED TO SAVE US FROM THOSE MUSLIMS WHO SOME OF THEM THEIR ONLY RELIGION IS BLOOD BLOOD BLOOD THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO CORRECT 1000 YEARS OF WORLD FAILURS JUST THE WORLD IS STILL NOT READY FOR IT ,WHAT MOST AMERICANS WANT IS TO SIT WITH A ICE CREAM ON THE BEACHES READING BOOKS EXPLAINING HOW A BAD WORLD IT IS IN ASIA AND AFRICA ETC. AND DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT ,ONLY ONCE IN A FEW HUNDERD YEARS WE ARE BLESSED WITH SUCH A HIGH QUALITY LEADER LIKE PRESIDENT BUSH, BUT I GUESS IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIX THE WORLD ,BUT I AM AFRAID THAT SOONER OR LATER THIS CANCER WILL SPREAD TO A PART OF OUR CITIZENS STARTING FIRST TO LEARN ABOUT JIHAD AND THEN ACT ACCOURDINGLY G O D SAVE US AND BLESS THE USA AND PRESIDENT BUSH

    May 29, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  15. P, CA

    I like how two superdelegates (one for each candidate) have been announced today, and you are reporting this. Interesting.......

    livin' la CNN loca...

    May 29, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  16. Hillary smells fishy

    Good lord!

    May 29, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  17. Latinos for Hillary!

    Alright Puerto Rico, now it's your turn!

    ADELANTE CON HILLARY!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  18. No Obama

    Sour puss Obama supporters comments. Don't have you jobs? Attack every time an ticker article comes out. If he gets nominated and elected, lost of mean people out there.

    May 29, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  19. Fred

    She wil LIE CHEAT and STEAL to win at any cost

    May 29, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  20. sophia nyc

    Puerto Rico doesn't vote in the general. And it makes no sense that they vote in the primary.

    May 29, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  21. Susan - Florida

    Don't hold your breath. If its up to Florida, Obama-mama will be saying bye-bye.

    GO HILLARY!

    May 29, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  22. american in canada

    does anyone remember when ricky martin was a republican and did all of this for bush at his 2001 inaugural ball? clinton=bush? hmmmm....

    May 29, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  23. aaron from minneapolis

    Ummm...ok

    May 29, 2008 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  24. NoMcSame

    Who is Ricky Martin? Is he a Vet.? Of what war? Does he love America? Who ever he is he is of NO importance to me. Is he the son of the late comic? He is a joke to me who ever he is.
    Navy Vet for obama

    May 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  25. Douglas -- Rochester, MN

    No habla clintonese.

    May 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
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