May 29th, 2008
12:08 PM ET
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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. Words of Caution

    Has Rin Tin Tin endorsed Hillary yet?

    May 29, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  2. shake it

    Shake it good, RIcky
    there you go!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  3. Anne

    Like we care. An old out of date pop star and an old used up senator.

    May 29, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |

    The only reason Puerto RIco will vote for Hillary is because they are easily dupped by the same political government that supports the Billary's and is currently under federal investigation. Corruption be-gets corruption.

    May 29, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. Ben

    Dear CNN . . . . . . . . seriously?

    May 29, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  6. Debby

    I am glad its Ricky and not Roland Martin. LOL

    May 29, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |

    So what...Bruce Springsteen endorsed Obama – now what?

    May 29, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  8. Ted

    a gay guy campaigning for a Bi woman.

    It fits.

    May 29, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  9. wwf

    How many ways are there to win the nomination? One that know of, and that is by winning the primary season. My god, the Clintons have came up with more excuses than one can shake a stick at to win. Of course, each one leaves out states that Obama won. The bottom line is that the big Clinton machine, the chosen one for the White House, the more experienced Senator who would answer the phone at 3 am, the one with all the experience from being 1st lady, got her butt kicked by a junior Senator. Obama out fund raised her, out campaigned her,and spent his money wiser, while she is millions in debt and had to borrow her campaign money to keep going. How can you want someone as President who underestimates their opponent and then can't even manage her campaign finances. She is ready to lead from day one? I DON'T THINK SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  10. ebp

    She's living the Vida Loca.

    May 29, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  11. NoMcSame

    Who is that guy? Who cares if he backs Billary? Is he a Vet.? Watch out Bill it may be Monica payback time. If you can do it so can she. I just love equal rights.
    Navy Vet. For Obama

    May 29, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  12. NELSON

    By the way! Ricky martin? yeah! That ought to push her over the top.

    May 29, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  13. Nando, Florida

    Earth to Cnn Ricky Martin is hated by the PR people, Now Marc Anthony would have been a winner.

    May 29, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  14. derrick

    i'll reserve my enthusiasm until julio iglesias weighs in...

    in other words: who cares? is ricky martin a superdelegate?

    May 29, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  15. Northern Canadian

    Who cares ???? Just got pr for himself... Quit fooling around and NOW focus on OBAMA and his campagin in general election.. Please, CNN...No more Hillary's stuff on your online...Want to hear any more about OBAMA and McCain from on and now.

    Go OBAMA GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  16. Obama 08

    Big deal...PR can't even vote in the general election.

    May 29, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  17. A-Man

    All this tells us is he is uneducated and not too bright light 52% of the PR's. The only thing these primaries are doing anymore is telling us which states have the lowest ro highest intelligent people. The lower intelligent voting for Hillary, the higher for Obama. The contest is long over.

    May 29, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  18. Jamil - Dearborn, MI


    Please tell me you weren't serious. If you were, you need a psychiatric evaluation!

    May 29, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  19. Bill

    Thanks RIcky for helping the cause! Sen. Clinton would not only be the most likely to beat John McCain in the fall,but she is also the most likely candidate,to get all of these promises accomplished in her administration. We all are praying for the Democratic Party to stand up ,this week,for what is best for the Party,in November. We have all worked hard to show them what they needed to know,going in to this election,but whether the DNC and super-delegates will stand for what is right or award based on who won the most pledged delegates after the last State votes........that is the Question! The truth of the matter is that neither have won the magic number,yet ,required to be the Nominee, and the DNC and super-delegates are nuts if they do not take in to account how this Primary has gone,after Rev. Wright raised his Racist head. They will be deluding themselves if they do not think the Rev Wright is going to cost them this election.....if Obama gets the Nomination. That would be such a futile waist of energy, time,money,and opportunity....not to mention four more years of Republicans.

    May 29, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  20. Obama for President

    Dear Gabe:
    Ricky Martin is proof that Hillary is still in the race? Are you kidding me? I think that might be the funniest thing I heard all day. Oh and she is LOSING in the popular vote– didn't you hear or did she brain wash you too? Obama is winning and the sooner Clinton and her "fans" can grasp that concept the sooner we will be on our way to having an amazing President.

    May 29, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  21. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Not only will Ricky Martin shake his "bon bon" for Hillary, he'll shake it for Bill too.

    May 29, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  22. Independent99999

    Ricky Martin and Hillary can dance. May be Hillary should ditch Bill and get on with Ricky.

    May 29, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  23. OMG!

    Billy...They love Obama too, so ready for change. I'm tired of the same ole same ole.

    May 29, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  24. AJ

    It's too bad that the Democratic Party has become so myopic that they cannot see that Obama has no chance in the fall. But he will do what he did in Chicago and use idiotic Democratic Party rules to ensure that a good portion of the electorate is disenfranchised so he can win. I'm jumping party lines for the first time in 30 years and voting Republican in the fall and I urge all Clinton supporters to do the same. Even McCain would be better than Obama.

    May 29, 2008 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  25. James , Houston, TX.

    Ariba, Ariba, Ricky Martin. Hillary is the Best Choice. Rep. Sheila Jackson, Ho. TX. as V.P. is also an excellent choice.
    Here IT IS, America a WINNING TICKET !! Are you ready for a NEW DAY ? We all know that, " its the Economy Stupid" and who said it First? Ceasar Chavez, "SI SE PUEDE" !!! Certainly not Pelosi nor Obama .Its called Plagiarizism, Black or White thats what IT IS !
    It Is What It IS .

    May 29, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
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