May 29th, 2008
12:08 PM ET
7 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. mikej, dallas

    Hey, kopl. Next time you have a thought...let it go.

    May 29, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  2. Tim

    Obama gets bigger arena crowds than Ricky Martin.

    May 29, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  3. MC

    Boy oh boy . . . you people are making it easier and easier to ensure that supporters of Hillary will not be casting their vote for Obama in the general . . . instead of getting better, the comments are only getting worse about Hillary. Trust us when we say we will NOT vote for him . . .

    May 29, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  4. Chi4Obama

    Wow, Hillary got an endorsement from Ricky Martin.
    She definately gets my vote now.

    May 29, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  5. Voice of Reason

    Billy Fla, if people LOVE Hillary Clinton, why aren't they voting for her? How did she blow here lead, if not for the people supporting Barack?

    May 29, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  6. The US abolishes century old clinton dynasty

    ohh please..
    he defends h er because he like her like and want to keep the status quoo.....por favor...............

    no mas dinastias ni en los EUA ni en Latino America

    May 29, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  7. Carrie Pa

    LOL!!!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  8. Jay in Chicago

    how can clinton supporters want this fight going to the convention? That would be disastrous and you guys know it. Imagine if the roles were reversed, would you want Obama to do what clinton is planning on doing?
    I want you all to think how strong we will be if we all unite as one. The same ideals that we value have no chance of happening with Mccain president. It's time to put our differences aside and come together for a higher purpose. Like Obama says, we have a duty to leave this world a little bit better for the next generation. I have faith that any democrat will push the ideas that we hold sacred, whether it be Clinton or Obama. Since it is abundantly clear to even Gov Rendel and James Carville (the most loyal Clinton supporters out there) that Obama will be the nominee, I think other clinton supporters should take heed and fall in line. Lets do this.

    Yes we can!

    May 29, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  9. Independent for Obama

    Also – AWESOME picture of Ricky Martin's tongue. NOT what I wanted to see on the political ticker!!

    May 29, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  10. Alex

    Gabe in TX

    Nice try. Give it up.

    Your candidate will never see the White House.

    May 29, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  11. Erica

    Ricky Martin? OMG, is it 1998? I know I sped to get to work this morning, but I didn't know I was going fast enough to go back to the future.

    May 29, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  12. MK

    Priceless! I can't get the image of Hillary, possibly after those well publicized drinks, swaying to the muzak in Puerto Rico.

    May 29, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  13. HILLARY HAS THE POPULAR VOTE!!!!!!

    RICKY MARTIN IS A HUMANITARIAN.

    THIS IS WHY HE SUPPORTS HILLARY, BECAUSE OF HER YEARS OF SERVICE TO CHILDREN AND LATINOS!

    CONGRATS TO HILLARY! FOR HER DOUBLE DIGIT LEAD IN PUERTO RICO!

    YOU ARE A TRUE WINNER!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  14. Paul

    Thanks Ricky, even those brainwashed by Obama know that you are pop star.

    Thanks for making the right choice

    Hillary 08

    Yes we can! Btwy, this phrase does not belong to the Obama side . It belongs to Cesar Chavez, a Latino who fough for a better future and his family also support Clinton.

    May 29, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  15. GINA, OHIO

    PUERTO RICO CAN'T EVEN VOTE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION SO WHY SHOULD THEY VOTE NOW?!!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  16. Concerned Democrat

    Go Ricky!

    Don't forget all the good that Hillary has done for African American communities, too.

    Hillary Haters who call themselves Democrats give me a headache.

    Obama is nothing new. He just has such a thin resume that all he can do is say "change" over and over again and drive his followers to a rousing climax with empty rhetoric.

    So, it turns out that he muscled competitors out of races in Chicago by blocking their names from the ballots? Was that before he went to hear Rev. Wright's sermons on Sundays or after he engaged in shady land deals with Tony Rezko on Tuesdays? At least he found time to show up at the state senate to vote present from time to time. As a U.S. Senator, he's been too busy playing presidential candidate to show up and chair the subcommittee with jurisdiction over NATO and Afghanistan. (Just pointing out the tip of the iceberg of everything that the Republicans are going to throw at him.)

    Are we seriously going to try to trade the Decider with the Promiser?

    If Obama gets the nomination, he will destroy his political future and be the end of the Democratic Party.

    HILLARY CLINTON '08

    May 29, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  17. No Way

    Two has beens. Both washed up.

    May 29, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  18. ha-ha

    LOL
    E.Kennedy endorsed B.Obama.
    But who endorsed H. Clinton??? Oh, yeee! Ricky Martin.
    :) :) :) OMG!

    May 29, 2008 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  19. No Way

    Note to both of you...Your 15 minutes are up.

    May 29, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  20. HILLARY HAS THE POPULAR VOTE!!!!!!

    PEOPLE LOVE HILLARY!
    BECAUSE SHE HAS PROVEN HERSELF TO BE A FIGHTER AND THE BETTER CANDIDATE TO BEAT McCAIN IN THE FALL!!!!!

    WAY TO GO!!!!!

    May 29, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  21. GINA, OHIO

    PUERTO RICO DOESN'T MATTER FOR HILLARY IF SHE WINS! THEY CANT VOTE IN GENERAL!! ADIOS AMIGOS!!!

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

    Who cares she is still a loser

    May 29, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  23. Ricky Martin

    No offense to Hillary, but this Ricky Martin is for Obama.

    If I had a dollar every time I heard "vida loca" from friends & clients....LOL

    Si se puede

    May 29, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  24. me and -- yo y otros

    la vida se vive intensamente! Viva Hillary!!!!

    May 29, 2008 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  25. Breaking News:

    Excuse me Mr. Martin, but you can best believe that while "looking out for Latinos" Hillary was really looking out for herself.

    By the way. Are you a Superdelegate. Ummm. No. Oh, then you must vote in the state your registered in and unless that is PR, SD or MT than that one little vote you have is a bit late.

    But again, thank you for taking part in this primary season. But this race is a wash for Sen Clinton.

    May 29, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
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