May 29th, 2008
12:08 PM ET
10 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. CNN loves Hillary

    Wasn't he a member of Menudo?

    May 29, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  2. shanese, NY

    OBAMA 08!!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  3. Rus in St. Paul, MN

    Well, this will help with ages 10-14 teenie bopper vote.

    Is this news?

    May 29, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  4. Sebastian

    What, exactly, has Hillary done for Latinos in NYC? She's for all those hard working Americans, white Americans.

    No one can, or at least should, cite health care ... both Senators Obama & Clinton have plans for health care and Senator Clinton has already failed once in this task about 16 years ago .... excuse me 1st Lady Clinton failed.

    Nor would she make Puerto Rico a state ... which is her latest act of pandering. In her MANY years in the Senate, has she advanced this cause? Where is the evidence that she has "solved" this issue?

    The President of the United Stats alone doesn't have that authority and Hillary is too divisive to build the bi-partisan coalition that would be required to get it done.

    Puerto Ricans would be wasting their vote on Hillary ...

    May 29, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  5. JC

    Hillary went to visit PR after a big hurricane as first lady in late 1990's.
    Now Puerto Ricans think she cared so much about PR so she visited PR after a big hurricane. We the taxpayers paid for her to go to PR to do her job. Puerto Rico should thank us, not Hillary. She will never visit PR with her own money. It's always other people's money she spends for her personal ambition. If Puerto Rico loves her so much, they can make her Queen of the Island.

    May 29, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  6. Jerry

    Who is Ricky Martin he must not be a popular entainer, Hillary stop begging and just give up because you are done, you better hope this negative campaign does not hurt your chances to becomes a senate again. I will never vote for Hillary for nothing in the world. I would vote for Bill not Hillary you are awful. I hope Polisi will show you the door Hillary.

    May 29, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  7. Mary56

    Who cares and WHY is this news?

    May 29, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  8. Beverly, Houston

    Ricky who??

    May 29, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  9. Kim

    Ricky Martin, Obama should invite him to the white house

    May 29, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  10. Manuel TX

    Obama will win the nomination...but the general will be another matter altogether.

    It's high time for the centrist in the Democratic party to take back control


    May 29, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    I am amazed at how outspokenly vicious people are in these blogs. Fact remains, both Clinton and Obama are good choices - the people are telling us all that. Either will do fine, both have issues and both have strengths.

    I haven't spent 10 years in the military to relinquish it back to the Republicans, God help them.

    Puerto Rico matters – bottom line. The ARE Americans, they deserve a vote in the primaries BECAUSE they can't vote in the General Election as PR isn't a state. Nevertheless, they matter and their voices should be heard.

    I wish people could see that logic instead of the blatent hatred some have for bashing the candidates.

    God bless America.

    May 29, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  12. James

    Thats nice. This is a good endorsement for Hillary.

    May 29, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  13. LifeLongDemocrat

    Smart man!

    Obama needs the Hillary folks to win. Obama doesn't seem to be courting us but I bet McCain will.

    May 29, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  14. Jim Shimmer

    Ricky and Billary can live on an island along with Rendell and Nutter. They can all marry Hillary and live happily ever after.

    How about make that island Puerto Rico!

    May 29, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  15. Evelyn Gonzales

    Hillary –

    You dishonor the colorblind culture of Puerto Rico with you xenophobic-laced tactics.

    May 29, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  16. Deborah Evans

    So what!

    May 29, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  17. TJ

    Ricky Martin has an "important voice in the Latino community"? Yeah right! Let's see how far this endorsement takes her!

    May 29, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  18. Ben

    Have you ever been to Puerto Rico? Did you know the island was named by mistake? The name should have been San Juan and the large port of entry should have been Puerto Rico, The map makers in that era jumbled up the names and reversed the titles.
    I have been to Puerto Rico and believe me, a huge part of the population is on welfare paid for with our tax dollars. Perhaps things have changed since I was there, but at that time, it was not safe for an American to walk the streets!

    May 29, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  19. Stacy Clarks

    since when was ricky martin a very important voice in the latin community?!?!?


    anyways-–> DEMOCRATS UNITE!!!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  20. HavingFun

    Are all Latinos this dumb ? I can't figure out why they have to line up for this sleazy, lying woman

    May 29, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  21. Evelyn Florida

    I love Ricky Martin and he is dedicated to Puerto Rico! go ahead and post all the insults you Obama supports would like to post. CNN just is showing how Obama supporters are more racist.

    I will vote for McCain if Obama makes it by himself without clinton. But i will vote for Obama if he give the VP spot to Clinton.

    Obama give the VP position to Clinton. You talk about change this will be the biggest change the country will have. A half black president and a woman VP. I would vote for that.

    May 29, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  22. Rodney

    That settles it! If a has-been singer is for Clinton, So am I!!! SHE BANGS!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  23. D Ruiz

    Hillary has my vote for sure!

    May 29, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  24. voter

    I am Latina and believe Clinton has done nothing for my community. Like most politicans, she panders to receive Latino votes and ignore our concerns once elected.

    May 29, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  25. Philly Kid

    Oh no! this is definitely not a good omen for her. Oh noooo...

    May 29, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
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