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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  1. LOL!!!

    Independent for Obama May 29th, 2008 3:10 pm ET

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

    That was real funny and so true. Thumbs up to ya "Indpendent"!

    May 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  2. Lizzy in TX

    I am so tired of all you Obama lemmings blindly following this guy without ever vetting him or making him take a solid stand on anything. If he is the nominee, he will NOT get my vote in November... too many questions about his background, and he's just a nice looking guy in a nice suit as best as I can tell.

    I am totally disappointed in all the childish juvenile comments so many of the Obama supporters constantly post. You all need to grow up.

    May 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  3. 58 old white ladies for OBAMA

    SHE HAS FOUND HER FINAL ENDORSER.

    RICKEY MARTIN CAN BE HER VP.

    DO THE PUERTO RICANS KNOW HER STANCE ON RACE????

    May 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  4. Extinct

    Ricky Marketing would do anything for public notice and money. Why not shake his can can for a little dough? At least he's not shakin' his McCan McCan. Obama for President!

    May 29, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  5. Concerned Democrat

    Ricky is a has-been just like Hillary. NEXT!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  6. lol

    keep going hillary, take it to the convention. you have the popular vote lead, you will win the popular vote. it is a joke that the dnc is pushing obama down our throats. every time you win a primary by double digits, this late in the primary season it shows how unelectable obama is. run independent hillary. take your 17 million plus votes with you, you'll pick up independents, and some republicans and you will be the next president. leave that sham they call the democratic party.

    May 29, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  7. Linda iowa

    Wow the first 3 comments are meanspirited, imagine that! Obama sure brings out the best in his followers. I have never seen such disrespect and intolerance, this is not the sort of unification that I seek. Myself being from a caucus state will begin lobbying for a primary that really represents the people, not just the activists and the ones who shout the loudest.

    May 29, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  8. LOL

    Ricky Martin...OMG...I didn't realized he still performed.

    May 29, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  9. Shawn T

    I AM A LIFELONG DEMOCRAT BUT I WILL VOTE FOR MCCAIN + $10 GAS + 100 MORE YEARS IN IRAQ + NO HEALTHCARE + OVERTURNING OF ROE VS WADE EVEN THOUGH OBAMA AND HILLARY'S POLICY'S ARE NEAR IDENTICAL….

    BECAUSE…

    BECAUSE…

    BECAUSE…???

    OBAMA SUPPORTERS ARE MEAN!

    I DONT CARE THAT HILLARY LIES. I DONT CARE THAT SHE SLUNG MUD, PLAYED THE RACE AND GENDER CARD. I DONT CARE THAT SHE RAN HER CAMPAIGN INTO $20 MILLION DEBT. I DONT CARE THAT HILLARY TRAILS IN ALL POLLS YET CLAIMS TO LEAD. I DONT CARE FL AND MI BROKE PARTY RULES. I DONT CARE ABOUT THOSE WHO DIDNT VOTE IN FL AND MI. I DONT CARE TAHT HILLARY INITIALLY AGREED TO FL AND MI DISQUALIFICATIONS. I DONT CARE ABOUT THE CAUCUS STATE VOTERS. I DONT CARE ABOUT THE DAMAGE TO THE PARTY'S UNITY. IF HILLARY IS NOT NOMINATED I WILL VOTE FOR MCCAIN….

    ….BECAUSE OBAMA SUPPORTERS ARE MEAN!

    THAT'LL TEACH YOU!

    (end sacrasm)

    May 29, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  10. David Goldman for OBAMA

    WITH RICKY MARTIN'S SUPPORT

    SHE WILL CLINCH THE NOMINATION???

    HIS KNOWLEDGE OF ECONOMICS &

    SECURITY WILL BE VERY HELPFUL.

    May 29, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  11. Sandy

    I live in a country full of hateful people who can't come up with an intelligent comment to save their lives.

    May 29, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  12. steveda - poconos

    Ricky Martin is an important voice? Since when?

    Oh I forgot anyone who supports her is important, everyone elses is irrelevant. The states Obama won in the primaries and caucuses are unimportant because they may vote Republican in the fall, but Puerto Rico is some kind of watershed even though they don't vote at all for the president. But then she expects to win there handily, so of course it is important.

    In fact, because she is ahead there it is even mor eimportant than those trivial caucus states – which she lost – because they are not democratic.

    But of course, pledged delegates for Obama can ignore the voters and vote for her – because that is somehow democratic to her ...

    She is losing to Obama because he is outsepnding her 3 or 4 to 1. How can she compete?? Of course, he raised $240MM and she raised $200MM – only a 20% difference. So why is he outspending her so? And why does he have more cash on hand than her? And why is his campaign not in debt? COuld it be he is a better executive and can run his campaign more efficiently? Hillary would never admit that.

    And Hillary supporters – when Obama is nominated, and make no mistake that he will be the nominee because he won the primaries fair and square – don't be stupid and vote for McCain like so many of you threaten to do. McCain will continue the war, and continue the tax cuts for the rich, so the cost of the war will be paid for in taxes and blood by you and your children and your grandchildren. Keep in mind exactly whoyou will answer to for being stupid – not me – explain to your children why you willed the taxes and bloodshed on them to show support for Hillary Clinton.

    May 29, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  13. NEVERNEVEROBAMA

    Hillary is the best!!!

    Too bad America was blinded by a faulse hope and prophet.

    Hillary even though other women will not want to admit it, you are our beacon of hope!! We love you and and are grateful for paving the way for other women. You truly are an inspiration!!!

    You taught us NEVER GIVE UP no matter how the odds stack up against you.

    TAKE IT TO THE CONVENTION!!!!

    WE LOVE YOU

    May 29, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  14. Marc in DeKalb, IL

    The subject says it all...

    LIVING LA VIDA LOCA = LIVING LA VIDA CLINTON!

    May 29, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  15. Gwen NC

    Go Hillary!!!
    It seems I recall that KY, WV and Puerto Rico etc were listed as Obama territories a month or 2 ago, "What happened", I guess the truth came out. Hillary you're great, Hope to GOD your are the nominee, but like most women you might as well expect to get Sc--d. I'm praying for you and thanking you. So many souls are fooled by Obama,
    Hillary !!!2008!!!2012!!!2016!!!.......

    May 29, 2008 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  16. OHIO

    Hey Hillary did you offer them a gas tax holiday also.
    ROTFLMAO

    May 29, 2008 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  17. mama4obama

    roflmao-loco/Clinton as in crazy

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

    Maybe he can give Hillary her Bi-Polar meds that she's missing.

    May 29, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  19. Mimi De La Cruz for OBAMA

    O LORD!!!!

    GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.

    WE ARE VERY HAPPY FOR HER.

    IS RICKY MARIN THE WORKING WHITE???

    May 29, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  20. GET REAL!

    Really!?!?! Is this news?!? Ricky Martin=an important voice in the Latino community??? – HAHAHA – I can't wait to hear who Marc Anthony & J-Lo endorse – I say this b/c according to the comparison of R. Martin as an important vioce in the Latino community – M. Anthony & J-Lo are comparable to the "Edwardses". LOL!!!! This is ridiculous! HAHAHAHA!!! While Obama rolls out super delagates, Billary rolls out popstars! She'll be courting Brittney Spears' endorsement next to try and get the young vote – just be careful, we all know how it went bad for you in Hollywood with Peter Paul – way to go RHC!

    May 29, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  21. Barbara for Hillary

    Latinos and especially Latinas, wake up. If you do not support Hillary, do you believe America will ever believe and support you. Take some pride in your gender. Ricky is smart enough to know that Hillary Clinton has been around helping Latinos across the U.S. Where was Obama? All of a sudden, the skies open and he appears and he talks a great game, but action, proven visible action is louder than all the rhetoric. I am proud to support this lady because she is fighting for us and y que viva la vida con Hillary porque la vida ya esta LOCA CON BUSH!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  22. aware

    Go Hillary! :)

    Too bad the sick far left establishment has anointed the arrogant, inexperienced, obfuscating, power hungry biracial guy.

    Run as an Independent Hillary.

    The far left has destroyed the Democrats just as the far right destroyed the Republicans. Both parties need a time out!

    Obama with Axelrod for a brain = Bush 3 who had Rove for a brain. The destructive far left is just as bad as the destructive far right! This is not change!

    Don't vote for Obama if you want change!

    May 29, 2008 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  23. Kyle

    Wow!!! That's a big deal! Who cares! Democrats, come together and let's do what is best for the Democratic party! We all need to ask McCain, what his definition of success that will cause him to end the war on Iraq. Please some CNN coorespondent raise this question. The public would like to know. McCain doesn't even think our heros, who are protecting and dying for us in a war that was waged under false pretenses, deserve extra benefits. Benefits such as more college funding, better healthcare for vet ect... Wow, Mr war hero, that is very patriotic!

    May 29, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  24. RickytheGriff

    Ricky Martin? Wow, now THAT'S star power! Who's next to support Clinton, Lief Garrett?

    May 29, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  25. Lisa from VA

    I knew there was a reason I didn't like Ricky Martin....just couldn't put my finger on it till now.

    May 29, 2008 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
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