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. John Smith

    I am not really sure what Hillary and her active supporters want:

    1. Given that Hillary started this process with big advantages: name recognition, more super-delegates, more experience, more electability as the "wife" of a president and the list goes on,

    2. Given that she had Bill, Chelsea, and some big names campaigning for her,

    3. Large amounts of personal ($109million) and other donations

    Yet, given the numbers that she now has: low
    -approval ratings
    -delegate counts
    -super-delegate counts
    -popular votes,

    Can any reasonable and fair-minded person give Hillary this nomination? This is about integrity and honesty. Is this the way the Democrats plan to win the general election- keep fighting even when the electoral numbers are against you?

    May 29, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  2. jt

    The cagllenge is: The media and the DNC wants Obama.

    The people wants Hillary!

    The latest Gallup Poll is:

    Obama is losing to McCain.

    Hillary is beating McCain.

    If the democrats want to win in November, Select Hillary.

    May 29, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  3. Peachy Keen

    Strange. Ricky Martin usually shakes his bon bon for oher men. Do u suppose he thinks Hillary is a man?

    May 29, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  4. Generation X

    Is Ricky Martin still living. God Lord; This endosement is as good as Elton John. ROTFLMAO

    May 29, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  5. donna

    LOL..is this really a story??? She'd take the endorsement of a cartoon character at this point!!!!

    Too bad Ricky isn't a superdelegate, then it would matter more what he thought...

    May 29, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  6. Natalie

    Good for her! However, this is about as significant as Ben Affleck, Usher, 50 Cent, Ludacris, Matt Damon, Scarlette Johansson, etc., supporting Obama. I.e. this is not news. Celebrities are not superdelegates, and their votes don't count anymore than the usual voters such as ourselves on this blog! Now if we combine all this support, and unify the party, then it'll really mean something!!!

    Obama/Clinton '08

    May 29, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  7. Debra4Obama

    who cares?

    May 29, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  8. Pat in Cali

    Loca, yeah right.

    CNN print an article about the people in Michigan and Florida who DID NOT vote because they were told that their votes would not count.

    A re-vote is the only way to be fair to everybody. How would you feel if you were told that your vote would not count and you believed it, but you opponents won the election by changing the rules?

    May 29, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  9. Jim

    Hillary President!!! Thanks Ricky and gracias Puerto Rico! We need all of you and we can win this for Hillary and the whole country. This is about avoiding a catastrophy and we all know what his name is: Obama! He can't win and we don't want him anyway!

    Vamos Hillary 2008, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  10. USAF Staff Sergeant

    Wow. Who would have thought that Ricky Martin is still around.

    “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.

    What? How is he an important voice? This is getting old.

    May 29, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  11. Smiley from Conyers, GA

    WHO CARES? Ricky Martin is has been who hasn't been shaking anything lately. Good to see the dead resurrected though!

    May 29, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  12. USA Voter

    So, where Obama isn't able to outspend Clinton 3 to 1, and candidates have to run on more than catch phrases, you can see who the obvious choice is.

    May 29, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  13. BGIV in NC

    sounds like KOPL drank too much of the kool aid.

    May 29, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  14. Enlightned Voter - Obama all the way

    If only he were a superdelegate...It's amazing to me that for a woman who has been around so long, and is so 'electable' the supers swamp to Obama, despite Bill's threats.

    May 29, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  15. Darren M.

    I HOPE HILLARY HAS A TIME MACHINE, BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY WAY SHE'LL BE ABLE TO FIX THE BROKEN CAMPAIGN SHE RAN. IT IS O -V -E -R. PUT YOUR GUN DOWN AND SURRENDER. OR KEEP FIGHTING, AND TAKE ONE TO THE DOME.

    May 29, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  16. E. POWELL I MD, E POWELL MD II & ER. POWELL MD

    ALL THIS DISCUSSION ABOUT PR IS TOTALLY MUTE. WE READ ONE BLOG WERE IT STATED THAT BLACKS SOLD THEMSELVES TO THE WHITE MAN. HOW SAD ARE WE AS SUPPOSELY ONE PEOPLE DO NOT BOTHER TO KNOW THE HISTORY OF MOST RACES AROUND THE WORLD. MORE OR LESS IN OUR OWN COUNTRY. TO DEGENERATE TO THIS LEVEL ONLY PROVES THAT WE DON'T WANT TO TURN THE PAGE OF HISTORY FOR OUR CHILDREN. NOT TO KNOW THE TRIP FROM SLAVERY TO A POSSIBILITY OF BEING THE PRESIDENT OF THIS USA IS NOT ONLY HISTORY BUT GOD WISDOM AND WILL. THANK GOD FOR A COUNTRY THAT WOULD EVEN ALLOW FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE FIRST PLACE. FOR ALL HRC, OBAMA AND MCCAIN SUPPORTERS TO ABLE TO BLOG LOW IQ TRASH IS A BLESSING IN THE FIRST PLACE. IN ANY TYPE OF RACE, INCLUDING LIFE, IT IS HOW ONE CONDUCT ONESELF DETERMINES HOW THE MOST IMPORTANT RACE (LIFE) IS GOING TO BE. WE ALL HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THE RACE OF LIFE IS EVERY CHANGING, AND NOT TO CHANGE LIFE CEASE TO BE. WE ALL HAVE A CHOICE IN THIS PRIMARY RACE. WE ALL HOPE THAT WE MAKE THE RIGHT
    CHOICE. WHETHER WE CHOOSE RIGHT OR WRONG WE STILL HAVE TO LIVE LIFE. SOME THINK THAT ONE OF THESE CANDIDATES WOULD MAKE THEIR LIFE BETTER. ONLY GOD KNOWS AND TIME WILL TELL. OUR JOB IS TO HOPE FOR THE BEST AND PRAY FOR THE REST.

    May 29, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  17. Nik

    Clinton/Martin?

    May 29, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  18. Shake Your Bon Bon

    To the Hillary haters: please.

    You people always get your panties in a twist when someone has the common sense to support HRC and therefore isn't drinking the "Change!!!111~" Kool Aid.

    Get over yourselves.

    And get a sense of humor! This isn't exactly hardcore journalism, we all know that.

    To the ~illustrious~ Ricky Martin:

    I'd love it if you showed up at the Democratic Convention and right after Hillary receives the nomination, break into "Shake Your Bon Bon". Hello, party unity!

    May 29, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  19. Smiley from Conyers, GA

    Besides, Puerto Rico can't even vote in the General Election.

    May 29, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  20. Bill

    Is Ricky Martin a Super Delegete? =)

    May 29, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  21. Jonathan FL

    Coming from a guy who likes men, Ricky you can't even vote in the general election anyways so who cares! Puerto Rico pay taxes, then you will matter.

    May 29, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  22. FrankSmith

    I am not really sure what Hillary and her active supporters want:

    1. Given that Hillary started this process with big advantages: name recognition, more super-delegates, more experience, more electability as the "wife" of a president and the list goes on,

    2. Given that she had Bill, Chelsea, and some big names campaigning for her,

    3. Large amounts of personal ($109million) and other donations

    Yet, given the numbers that she now has: low
    -approval ratings
    -delegate counts
    -super-delegate counts
    -popular votes,

    Can any reasonable and fair-minded person give Hillary this nomination? This is about integrity and honesty. Is this the way the Democrats plan to win the general election- keep fighting even when the electoral numbers are against you?

    May 29, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  23. GERALD STROTHER

    Hillary Clinton has hinted that she is prepared to take her fight to fully seat Florida and Michigan all the way to the party's convention in late August, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that's not going to happen and Who is Ricky Martin??? and who cares?can he over come a 200+ lead no!!! over for her !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  24. Rudy NYC

    I have not kept up with Ricky Martin, nor heard about him in years. I wonder who is using who in this relationship.

    May 29, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  25. HAWK,TEXAS

    IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? THE OBAMA PEOPLE ARE SICK, VERY SICK.

    May 29, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
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