May 24th, 2008
03:05 PM ET
14 years ago

Scenes from the trail: Obama's 'caminata'


(Courtesy: CNN's Chris Welch)

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (CNN) - Barack Obama talked to supporters along a parade route in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Saturday. The event was referred to as a "caminata," a traditional parade for a candidate on the island.

Standing on the wooden box, Obama told supporters, "I am absolutely confident that if that we keep on working hard, there's no reason why we cant win here in Puerto Rico and if we win Puerto Rico we will win the nomination and if we win the nomination, we will win the general election."

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soundoff (267 Responses)
  1. Mrs. Linda Carter

    It's wonderful watching Senator Obama (Presidential Hopeful) in Puerto Rico at the Caminata Parade. I will be glad when November comes and goes so that our new President can begin the CHANGE that we Americans have been waiting for. I'm praying for you Mrs. Obama as you perpare to groom yourself for the First Lady's Role.
    Hope for Change!

    May 24, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  2. Bitter-Obama girl

    Who cares I am a bitter white women who will not vote for Obama

    May 24, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  3. OSEKI EVANS, Norway


    May 24, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  4. b

    Barack ain't having it!

    May 24, 2008 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  5. Mario

    Yes sir.

    May 24, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  6. Jacob Gonzalez Diaz

    This whole thing is pointless. We Puertoricans are good enough for WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Gulf War 2, Afghanistan, Panama and any other wars to come but not good enough to have constitutional citizenship that would allow us to vote for next president of the United States in Puerto Rico. No one here really cares about this because after they collect their votes they will forget about us.

    May 24, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  7. Joy

    I'm a Canadian, but I truly believe that it's about time for American to change the way you guys see the world - YES YOU CAN! OBAMA IS YOUR CHANCE, GO AND GRAB IT!!! - Hillary Clinton is just Hillary Clinton, I don't think that there's something with her that she has to act like because she's losing, it means you have to change the system of voting. Why did she agreed before not to count Florida and Michigan???? Go figure!!!!! because she thinks that she'll win because SHE"S HILLARY!!!!!!! FOR ME, THAT'S VERY PATHETIC......

    May 24, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  8. Olivier

    He has run a remarkable campaign. He will be a great presidente!

    May 24, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  9. Y

    Viva Obama!!!

    May 24, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  10. Osagie From Montgomery

    It is time for PR to end this nightmare for Hillary, and send a message to her by voting overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. If and when Obama wins Puerto Rico, Hillary will have have no objection but to Quit! "Si Se Que..."

    May 24, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  11. precilla dreams

    I, agree with every one that obama has won. and i am so happy. but we all must remember that all, of her supporters. we will need some of them to beat mccain. our goal isto win the entire election.all of her people will act very ugly. and blame obama instead of wanting someone other than rep. in the white house. so lets be patiant, and let her do her thing. you see how she keeps putting her own foot in her own mouth. we need the white house for obama and our selves.and votes is what will do it. i love obama and his family.we all have to go with his desitions.and watch him continue to show all of america that he is our man. to change this awfull way that things has in america. and bring all of our family and friends home.

    May 24, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  12. Richard Bell - Winston-Salem, NC.

    because even pledged delegates can switch. Just as how edwards delegates switch and two of hillary's deelgates switched to obama. if something happens to obama, they can switch to clinton. =)

    May 24, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  13. eric barthel

    this is the man ou will become the next president of united states of america.

    May 24, 2008 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  14. Blabberwitz

    Truly, it makes me proud to see Obama doing well. A renewed sense of faith.

    May 24, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  15. unite the dems

    good point Helen..How is clinton still in the race when her campaign is falling apart and people are defecting away from her? I wish we can all just move on now and turn are focus to the tyrant: John mccain

    May 24, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  16. RB

    PR, meet your next President!

    May 24, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  17. ericka


    May 24, 2008 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  18. Adam Nelson

    I feel a bit bad for Hillary as she has lost face in this campaign...her fight seems a bit desperate but she is certainly very qualified to run the nation. Obama simply has what the others lack and that is charisma. His words bring tears while the others just seem like the same old negative talking heads. Obama will atract republicans who want to work with him...everyone wants to cozy up to a rock star.

    May 24, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  19. Dems2008

    This could be interesting if Obama can pull it off in Puerto Rico. I mean interesting in the way that he has increased his visibility with hispanics. It reall doesn't mean anything, esp. since they don't vote in the general– but it could start a movement w/in a movement.

    May 24, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  20. Cosmic Comedy Queen Go Hillary!!!

    He's so full of himself...

    May 24, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  21. Therese NotClinton

    What comes out of the mouth is what is in the mine. Obama my brother You need to be very careful with your security because the devil my do something in June. I think She should stop prtending that she is a christian while she has lots of people doing witched craft for her. There's a lot of people that know Hill. Shame on you. It won't work this time. It work for Bill because he was cleaner in his heart than you.

    God is always there for is true believers and the just.

    May 24, 2008 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  22. TPas

    This is a man with a new vision on politics..
    A GIFT for the world peace.

    May 24, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  23. King in MO

    Contrary to popular Belief – Puerto Ricans are not Mexicans and do not have the same backgound our friends to the South. Puerto Ricans are closer aligned with people of the carribean and virgin islands. Obama won that block decidedly. Don't let the experts fool you into thinking Hillary will win in a landslide. In other words "this ain't no West Virginia Baby"

    May 24, 2008 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  24. ericka


    May 24, 2008 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  25. Tyrone Hendry

    It is unfortunate that Senator Clinton is trying to change the way the game is played. She and Senator Obama are both strong candidates and would both be a great president. But character is starting to play a big role in the nomination process.

    Senator Clinton's character is looking more disfunctional than her conterpart Senator Obama. She looks desparate and unsettled. She is saying and doing things no one saw coming 10 months ago when she appeared to be the stronger candidate and front runner. Again character plays a role. Senator Obama has shown resolve in the crisis he has dealt with during his campaign. He has shown the American people he is a man about changing the country. His character is standing tall in the face of the things needed to be the President of the United States.

    For her sake I hope she can leave with dignity and preserve her leagacy as the first real front runner womans presidential hopeful.

    May 24, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
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