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. Chi4Obama

    Who Cares. Puerto Rico doesn't even receive any electoral votes in the General Election.

    But come to think of it, it would make the perfect setting for her to give both her "victory" speech for winning PR; and concession speech (for losing the primary) all in one night. This way, at least she can go out on a high note. Afterwards, she can drown her sorors dancing Reggaeton and Salsa at a back-alley club in "Old San Juan" with Ricky Martin.

    Viva La Puerto Rico!

    May 29, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. R.I.F.

    Gabe in TX May 29th, 2008 3:15 pm ET
    "I love it! More proof that Hillary is not only still in this race but gaining ground by the second! "
    No comment...too easy!

    May 29, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. Mary

    Hillary Clinton cares for all families. Obama cares for some families. There is a vast difference. Obama cares for Hamas, PLO and terrorist people and maybe the people of Kenya.
    Obama supporters need to realize that all people do not worship their god, Obama. We do not think he is honest and presidential. He is just another corrupt politician from Chicago.

    May 29, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  4. Julia

    The title of this made me snort; I was laughing so hard.
    Thank you for making my day brighter, CNN!

    May 29, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  5. The O

    And ricky martin, when was his last hit, a decade ago???


    BARACK THE VOTE!!!!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  6. FrankSmith

    Yes, let us go back, count EACH and every voter in the caucaus states and then use the "popular" votes. Even with this CHANGE in rules, to fit Hillary and her supporters, Hillary will not win.

    Okay, what about letting the Republicans wage war on both Obama and Hillary. Whoever is less bloodied by the Republicans will get the nomination. Even with this change in the rules to fit Hillary, she will not win.

    Please indulge, just one more time: What about if we let Obama and Hillary spend an night in the White House, get someone to place a 3:00am call, and see who gets to the phone FIRST! Even here, I beleive Hillary will be beaten to the phone.

    Please just one more Rule change: What if we start this democratic process all over again, scrap every vote, and let the Republicans monitor the voting process?

    May 29, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  7. San Diego Moon

    And next I suppose the New Kids on the Block are going to endorse her! Ricky Martin is such a joke... How funny.

    May 29, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  8. Griff

    I hear that 'Dr Lector' has checked Borack Obama's, Mental status...

    May 29, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  9. kathe oakland, california

    Poor you Ricky Martin – what have the Clintons ever done in their Presidency for Latin Americans???? Tell me and Puerto Rico and Montana if you really believe that Hillary gives a HOOT about you – god bless ya cause you are going to need it.

    And gosh, Hillary has a drink in her and every time you see her now – what is this DESPERATION turning her into a drinker .

    And Gov Patterson, you were correct the Clintons are DESPERATE. And to you Gov Rendell – so what you wear a flag pin. SO WHAT. I have never seen HillaRY with a flag pin on and just what the hell does it mean NOTHING. I few flags on my car, in my home etc. so what> Then Katrina and I knew this was not the America I was proud of to allow fellow Americans suffer as they did and do nothing!!!! And we have young men and women in Iraq dying for them and do nothing for Americans in America...... And where are all you flag pin wearing folks – why you do not speak out about this war and bring our folks home????? You are all POLITICIANS that is all. At least Obama is honest and not contrived in his actions as the Clintons are.

    May 29, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  10. joe

    well they are just part of history.. nobody really cares about them anymore

    May 29, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  11. JB Cal

    Ricky would do better to work on his singing. He's not very impressive in that area either. Maybe he can get help from Luis Miguel.

    May 29, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  12. Bill NY

    Hey Rickey,
    You need to put that reefer down!

    May 29, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  13. Rob

    She always had the gay population in her pocket. No surprise here

    May 29, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  14. Obama all the way..

    hahahaha hahahahahah haaaaaahahahaha haaaaahahahahah

    Oh, this is rich

    That outta push you right over the top Hillary!!!


    May 29, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. Cammi317

    Since when does shaking your behind and having a brief stint on General Hospital qualify you to be an expert on presidential candiates? Give me a break. I care as much about this as I cared about 50 cent endorsing Obama. Worthless.

    May 29, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  16. Justin

    Wow another forgettable loser from the 90's.

    May 29, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  17. PCB

    This is not news.

    May 29, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  18. Mike for Houston

    I think you are crazy nut like BUSH.
    You talking about BLOOD........................First find who has filled with
    million of human blood........................Read the history.

    May 29, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  19. Cody

    Just a note – Ricky Martin was the big performance piece of George Bush's inaguaration in 2000 (when he had his hit song, 8 years ago). What a victory for Clinton... I'm glad they will be "working together".

    May 29, 2008 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  20. Independent

    He's still alive? What's he done...ever?

    Gabe: Because not two months ago she said the will of the people shouldn't play a role. Now she says they do. Are you people just stupid or what?

    Don't answer, it's what we call a rhetorical question. If you want an easy A the right answer is silence or yes.

    May 29, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  21. John

    There you have it....She has done much work for Latinos for decades and deserves their loyalty. Obama doesn't even know what "gracias" means. Oh, and she and her husband have done a whole bunch for blacks too. It's a shame they'll turn their back on her just because a face looks like theirs. You better look farther and deeper than skin people. She is the better candidate by far.

    May 29, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |

    oops, bILL HAD BETTER watch out! Anyway, where is his career now? Loser for Loser.

    May 29, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  23. Smitty

    Hillary you keep saying you are the better candidate to go against McCain then why does Obama have more delegates and super delegates on his side. Even if you got both Florida, Michigan, Puerto Rico you would still lose. The super delagates don't care about you they care who the best candidate would be and that is Obama. Anyone that says bad things about Obama are simply a racist. Obama does not have to cheat, lie and cry to win the nominee. All he has to do is speak, smile and look pretty. Somone ought to just wipe that smurke of a smlle off of Hillary. I can not even stand to hear her speak on TV any more and simply turn to another station until she is done. Tha's right she is done, cooked, and she is a disgrace to the female gender. Give it up Hillary and all you Hillary supporters

    May 29, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  24. Robert in Toronto,ON

    I'll argue that Gabe in TX:

    Hillary Clinton is winning states where she is FAVORED TO WIN. When she scores an upset? Then come talk to me. All that proves is she wins where she's suppose to.

    As for the popular vote, the rules are based on the PLEDGED DELEGATES – which Obama has.. Popular vote is icing on the cake. So you can argue about the icing, we'll just keep the cake.

    Finally, if you think Ricky Martin going for Hillary Clinton shows the tide turning...then you are grasping for more straws than the Repubs.

    May 29, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  25. mike

    Hay caramba! Boy that did it for me. I may even take up some dancing lessons before I run right out and change to Hillary.
    If Ricky thinks she's the best, she must be! By the way, isn't he sexist?

    May 29, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
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