May 29th, 2008
12:08 PM ET
7 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. Dylan

    Oh, the much-coveted Ricky Martin endoresment! Congrats Hillary!

    Have you seen the Hillary Campaign's $$ figures lately?

    She's LIVIN' LA VIDA BROKE-A.

    May 29, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  2. Jewish Women for Obama

    She's be better off with Vanilla Ice! Who remembers this one-hit wonder anyway?

    May 29, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  3. T

    Puerto Rico is a reflection of who America wants to lead the country. More people want Hillary to lead this country in Puerto Rico. Its the samme all across America. With Puerto Rico's win for Hillary, this will put her well over the top in the popular vote.

    May 29, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  4. neutral

    The Hillary haters -the ones who call her names, who throw dirt on her, who are so mean and nasty, who call her supporters and even her unedicated, who dare to say the she is insane -- all these crazy Obamistas need serious detox, de-drug treatments. They are the ones who talk insane, who need psychiatric care.

    May 29, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  5. RuthieM

    So. Clinton still can't mambo.

    May 29, 2008 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  6. Chi4Obama

    Are some Clinton Supporters so detached from reality, that they would go as far as "writing in Hillary" during the General Election??
    What purpose would this serve, other than undermining the Democratic party's chances at taking back the White House altogether.

    Why not just get get on Rush Limbaugh's payroll, and go to work for "Operation C.H.A.O.S. If we (Democrats) don't unite as a party, we may as well hand over the WhiteHouse to McBush and the Republicans on a silver platter.

    May 29, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  7. Boered1

    People love HILLARY CLINTON

    Apparently you are a Hillary supporters since oyu cannot read
    PEOPLE DO NOT LOVE HILLARY!! All you Clintonistas whine about how "mean" everyone is here against hillary, how they do not just blindly accept her lies and call her out on them. Well here is some REAL news for you clintonistas THIS IS THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY (MOSTLY) SPEAKING HERE ON THIS BLOG! Now since you are clintonistas and will not be able to reason beyond what has been said let me spell it out. Democrates hate the lying, evil candidate... but we pale in comparison to the hate that most republicans feel about anything clinton. Are you so stupid that you forgot the 90s or just old and senile and remember only that things were "better" than (you know forget the bad remember the good). 8 years the republicans attacked bill and let hillary slide, they have had 8 years to prepare their attacks on hillary (and throw in a few for bill) the hate most republicans feel towards hillary would make you wish for the days of Obama and his genteel responses to her if she were to steal this election. She is not electable she would only serve to galvanize those who already hate the clinton brand.. moronic clintonistats

    May 29, 2008 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  8. Ellie in Aurora, CO

    Really, CNN?????? Ricky Martin????? Really???????????

    May 29, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  9. Gunter Kauffman

    NOBODY CAN'T STOP HILLARY ON HER WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE !!!!! Barak HOUSSEIN Obama will loose to Mc.Bush......VIVA LA SRA. PRESIDENTA !!!!!!!! ( y su esposo)!!!!

    May 29, 2008 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  10. Chip in Puerto Rico

    WE LOVE YOU OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    OBAMA '08 & '12

    WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

    JES WE CAN jes we can JES WE CAN jes we can JES WE CAN

    May 29, 2008 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  11. Breaking News:

    BREAKING NEWS:
    SEN. CLINTON GAINS ANOTHER ENDORSEMENT FROM SUPERDELEGATE "RICKY MARTIN" OF PUERTO RICO'S ENTERTAINMENT SECTOR.

    minutes later

    Correction to an earlier reported article: Entertainer Ricky Martin was incorrectly identified as a Superdelegate. We now stand corrected and his endorsement does not matter.

    LOL

    May 29, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  12. Jeff

    How do the other members of Menudo feel?

    May 29, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  13. vh

    I HEAR THAT ALOT OF YOU HILLIARY SUPPORTERS ARE GOING TO BE IN WASHINGTON WAITING FOR THE RESULTS FROM THE DNC. I MUST SAY THIS SHE IS NOT GOING TO WIN, SHE IS FOR HERSELF AND NOT FOR THE PEOPLE SHE IS SELFISH, DILUSIONAL AND PSYCHOTIC. I KNOW THAT YOU HILLIARY SUPPORTERS NEED TO GET TO REALITY AND REMEMBER THAT IF YOU DON'T START NOTHING THERE WON'T BE NOTHING. IF YOU MAKE PROBLEMS WE ALL GOING TO NEED SECURITY AND THIS IS NOT A THREAT THIS IS A PROMISE!!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  14. Bitter Tommy Hussein in St. Louis

    Why would he bother at this point?

    May 29, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  15. Dave

    Kopl...

    Like I have asked many others...

    Please... remove yourself from the gene pool,,,

    thanks much!

    May 29, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  16. Xavier, St. Louis, MO

    Who cares???? She lost! Ricky and her other faithful Clintonites, get over it! GAME OVER!

    May 29, 2008 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  17. The Truth

    So what!!!

    Flava Flav just endorsed Obama

    May 29, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  18. Frankie in Florida

    You go Ricky! Hillary is the best person for the job.

    May 29, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  19. Steve in DC

    Seems fitting...a singer nobody wants to hear and a politician nobody wants to hear.

    May 29, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  20. john williams san diego, ca.

    Whoop-di-do...another rocket scientist endorses Hillary.

    May 29, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  21. Susan/PA

    Gabe, the only way Hillary is ahead in the popular vote is if you disenfranchise all the caucus states and not give Obama a single vote in Michigan..............now thats fair right??? NOT................she has lost. fair and square....Why PR counts at all is beyond me...they cant even vote in the GE. So ...tis time for Hillary to "shake her booty" right on out of here. It really takes me by surprise that so many women supporting Hillary never think that their children can use this same senerio against them, just to get what they want. .....what are we teaching our children by supporting all these lies?????

    May 29, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  22. Canadian Girl

    Does anyone care who Ricky Martin backs?
    Obama '08!

    May 29, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  23. Hillary for President

    Hillary you will win!!!! No Obama lierrrrr!!! day after day he flip-flaps.

    May 29, 2008 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  24. Rob

    Interesting. I can't wait for Obama to counter with the equally-coveted Jennifer Lopez endorsement.

    May 29, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  25. Olivia

    Got to admit Obama sometimes seem tired and inexperienced. Having to explain his shortcomings and why he isn't doing certain things that should have been done as a natural sequence to events is probably taking its toll. Not even thinking of visiting the troops in Iraq until critizised by McCain is an example of this.
    Hillary, on the other hand is full of energy and on her feet.
    She is definately the stronger of the two and the best choice to win the presidency. Wake up superdelegates!

    May 29, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
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