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. Ted

    It amazes me when this is all over Clinton will have 20million votes maybe even more than Obama yet the news media and Obama supporters think they can throw her under the bus ,unite the party and win the general election !!!! They are all on crack and they need to face the fact that they will have to embrace Clinton if they want to win this election because it will not happen if they continue slamming her all the time !!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. Jackson

    Call it for Clinton! This is by far the most important endorsement to date! Screw all the Obama delegates, this is where the real power lies!

    Brought to you by the Washed Up Pop Singers Guild of Non-General-Election-Voting Territories

    May 29, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  3. Walt, Belton,TX

    One insignificant nothing is going to endorse another insignificant nothing. Wow!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  4. proud army and navy mom

    ricky martin is a very important voice? really? i can remember the last time he had a hit song. more misspeaking, hillary?

    May 29, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  5. Seriously

    LOL! ROTFL! LMAO! Hahahahaha. This is great! Living La Vida Clinton! Clinton wins Puerto Rico by 30 points and reminds us of the nations changing demographics – starts a third party of women, Latinos and other Ricky fans to win the nomination.

    May 29, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  6. Rich In Seattle

    Really?!? Ricky Martin?!? Really?!?! Seriously?!!?! Wow, well now I've gone and changed my mind because of that. I mean, he's a washed up singer, of course I am going to listen to him. Only way Obama can get me back on his side is if he gets Vanilla Ice to endorse him. Ice Ice Baby!

    May 29, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  7. Ben

    A dime is worth more than a primary in PR..They aint voting in the real thing!! Whats the fuss about? And Ricky who??

    May 29, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  8. Beltway Insider

    Ricky Martin is "a very important voice in the Latino community"?

    Wow – how out of touch can Clinton possibly get?

    May 29, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  9. Susie

    Why is this news? I don't care that a "has been", washed up former menudo boy band member endorses Hillary Clinton. Give me a break!

    May 29, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  10. maricon

    clinton es una loca muy loca, una bruta de mierda come mierda
    estos puertoriquenos de mierda son una cagada del gato que no tapo

    May 29, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  11. scdemocrat

    She is living the CRAZY life that's for sure!

    May 29, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  12. Bon Bon shaker

    Yeah she was really shocked. Big time BS. She courted this guy for over a month. Lies, Lies, Lies.

    Go home Loco Lady

    May 29, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  13. Deb, IN

    She going to win with or without his help.

    Obama president? Not in this lifetime!
    A vote for Obama = A vote for McCain

    May 29, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  14. Marcus B. POST MY COMMENT

    Loca=Crazy...I think the title of this article is rather fitting! LOL. Who cares? I haven't heard the name Ricky Martin in years.

    May 29, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  15. Audrey Thompson

    Ricky ??? Who???? Goodness who cares?
    After this she can join him in shaking her bon bon too, Chelsea and Bill can join in... what a joke?

    May 29, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  16. leslie

    And What Has Ricky Done For His PuertoRicans......Please.With All His Of Clout And Money, He Has Not Gone Into The Latino Community To See How Poverty Stricken And Uneducated His People Are.That Why He Supports Hillary.Lot Of Talk No Action.

    May 29, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  17. Elizabeth

    Go HILLARY You still have a good chance. That is why Peloski is trying to end it. She just dosent want another woman to have a higher job than she has. Her interest is strictly personal, not for the Demoricrat Party. You our the only hope we have left for our country.

    May 29, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  18. Capt. Smash, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Clinton and McCain voted to send 4000 Americans to there death!


    1.In my opinion Dick Channey is the main culprit here; he pressured the CIA to come up with false and misleading rational to invade this country! Every time the CIA could not verify that Saddam Hussein had WMD’S, he told those involved that information was not good enough. Dick Channey should resign immediately from the Vice Presidency or Congress should start a formal investigation with hearings just like they did in the Water-Gate investigations.

    2.The MEDIA has to remember here a crime was committed pure and simple. We have to remember that over 4000 Americans Solders have died unnecessarily in this conflict. Over 30,000 more have had there lives changed for ever with causalities.

    3.Further John McCain, Hillary Clinton as well as the other members of Congress should apologize to the American people for there votes to allow this tragedy to happen. Those in Congress can redeem there creditability with formal hearings and pressuring Dick Channey to resign.

    4.Those families that have lost loved ones in this war should compensated for the lost of there loved ones. Further, those that have suffered causalities should be receiving compensation also.

    5.The MEDIA should have done substantive investigating pre-invasion of Iraq. Checked the information the White House putting out and verified the sources. The Media today has lost its way. Back in the 60’s, 70’s and even in the 80’s the MEDIA did not back down from White House pressure. Now they are easily intimidated by FOX News, Right Wingers and the current administration!

    May 29, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  19. Conservative Buyer- CA

    Way to score some brownie points Hillary.

    It's not working.

    May 29, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  20. Kevin from Maryland

    Ricky Martin is a loser just like bill and hillary clinton.

    May 29, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  21. Alan Boyer

    Only 5 more days and the Clinton Farewell Tour will end.

    May 29, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  22. Jeff

    Way to go, he knows what's right and what works!

    Hillary all the way!

    May 29, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  23. Conservative Buyer- CA

    If only Ricky Martin was a Superdelegate.

    Then I might actually care.

    May 29, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  24. Nia

    Borack Obama should up the anty with JLo and fam...but that might seem to obvious

    May 29, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  25. Seminole3232 - Atlanta

    Huh? Who is this guy and what is his significance? I guess CNN gives audience to ANY ole clinton supporter that can be found under any ole rock. Wow.

    May 29, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
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