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. Olivia could never have been one of Hillary's supporters.
    What could Hillary have possibly done to you for you to get so venomous. People are entitled to change who they support without being verbally vile and vicious about it.
    So jump on the Obama bandwagon....join the razzmatazz...his latest style is to have music to draw the crowd,followed by his speeches.

    Hillary all the way! The REAL THING!

    May 24, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  2. stayingathomewoman

    He's is kidding right? Sucking up to Hispanics. He's a joke!!! Hispanics are not stupid. They have his number.

    May 24, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  3. Will smith

    The commnents here will not be between Obama and HRC anymore, because we have moved on. lt will be between Mcbush and Obama, let Clinton supporters cont. in their dellusional states. I can't believe Mcbush did not support the new GI bill, 72 members of the senate supported this bill. What a lip service Mcbush pays to our veterans. It is not enough to be a war hero, when you think just like Bush that it is too generous to foot the bill of an instate college for veterans who have served more than 3 years in the military.
    I am waiting to hear Mcbush excuse on this and don't you guys see the way Mcbush and his thugs have been attacking Obama on every excuse they get, is this the type of campaign Mcbush and his GOP going to run. It is really condescending, have no respect for your competitor, take leave from Clinton book. She ran the same type of campaign, see where it landed her.

    May 24, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  4. Helen from Puerto Rico

    The litmus test to determine how a presidential candidate would manage his/her presidency can be gleaned by how they managed their lead-up campaign. Senator Clinton’s campaign has been a disaster with money problems, internal back biting, poor leadership, race and gender baiting, scandals, party disloyalty and making undemocratic utterances.

    How then can she claim to be the most experienced and qualified to take the country out of debt when her own campaign is in the red for over 20 million dollars.

    May 24, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  5. b

    El Presidente Obama!

    May 24, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  6. emmett jones

    viva obama

    May 24, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  7. martin

    president obama is having fun in the sun!

    May 24, 2008 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  8. James Johnson

    America needs Obama, a balanced man, not controlled by ego.

    Hillary can’t let go of her ego. I just saw Clintons’ speech in Florida. I wouldn’t have belived it if I hadn’t seen it myself. She is being the most Divisive, and win at any cost, person I belive I’ve seen. This speech should convince the Superdelegates to throw all their votes behind Obama, to save the party from her and McCain.

    If the delegate totals were reversed Hillary would be singing a very different tune when it comes to Florida and Michigan. All candidates agreed with the rules and now that she is losing she thinks things are unfair. She needs to get out of the race, quit whining and get a life.

    May 24, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  9. Nahom Daniel

    This the time our country need unity, not alienated for personal interest. It is simple quote, at this time people from around the world knows who will be the nominee from Democrat party. And, all our contribution and energy should focus on one direction to achieve our dream and wish.

    May 24, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  10. Jean

    Where does Obama find the strength to refuse to play dirty politics? I am constantly amazed that he is unflappable.

    Hillary squeezed every drop of political position out of the "Bitter remark . She repeated it over and over forcing him to explain it.
    Yet when she says her reason for staying in the race against all odds of her winning is " anything" including harm to Obama can happen he refuses to use it against her
    If HE had said the exact words she did on Friday she would have been on every talk show in the nation slamming him.

    Also the repeated excuse that she said things she shouldn't have said because she is tired is scary. A President doesn't have the luxury of being fully rested before a crisis hits.
    Was President Bush fully rested the day the hijackers attacked the USA?

    I doubt that JFK was fully rested during the days and weeks of the Cuban Missile Crises when the survival of the North American continent hung on his judgment and every word he spoke.

    May 24, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  11. Pedeen

    Si Se Puede!!!! Si se Puede!!. GO GO GO OBAMA OBAMA GO GO OBAMA. The Clintons maths are against them, now the flip floppers are turning maths in to maps go home Hillary!!!!!!!

    May 24, 2008 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  12. blair

    Go shoe shine guy. The box suits you

    May 24, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  13. Loretta

    Way to go Senator. Glad that the Hypocracy of the McCain campaign has been exposed. You are well on your way.

    I wonder how many of Pastor Hagee's members felt the need to, leave the Church when their Pastor made the "Hitler was sent by God to persecute the Jews" statement. Aren't they monolitic in their beliefs as well? Aren't they expected to leave the Church? Or is it just us African Americans? I too have the ability to take or leave whatever my minister has to say. I disagree with some of his statements but certainly not all of his opinions. This should never have been an Issue.

    May 24, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  14. David C.

    James, Hillary is like the American Idol contestants who really think they can sing and then get angry at Simon Cowell for telling the truth.

    She knows the truth, but refuses to let go and admit it herself. In her mind she’s saying, -I’m Hillary Clinton and nobody will get in my way and I’ll win by any means necessary.

    At this point, all she has left to lose by staying in is her future credibility within the Democratic party.

    May 24, 2008 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  15. Sunny

    Obama supporters are a little crazy. I'm not sure if we are electing a president or an american idol!

    May 24, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  16. Tom,des moines

    McCain vs Obama=McCain will win easily.

    McCain vs Hillary=Hillary will win easily.

    May 24, 2008 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  17. Anna, PA




    May 24, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  18. Marty

    There he is, Mr Wonderful. Speaking of Hope and Change
    HOPE–These people will believe my political pandering
    CHANGE–The United States of America will become a Socialist nation if I am elected.
    He bribed the superdelegates with $20 million for their next campaign. What is he saying to get these people to vote for him?
    He should just go back to his corrupt Chicago home town.
    If all popular votes are counted, Hillary Clinton is ahead.
    Hillary Clinton in the White House in Jan 09.

    May 24, 2008 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  19. Trenton Sims, Los Angeles

    Hellary couldn't think of even one other example of June campaigning besides Bobby Kennedy??

    And then she apologises and LIES that she thought Kennedy because of the recent news of Teddy Kennedy's diagnosis.


    She said the same absurd statement back in March 2008...

    Pathological LIAR... 🙁

    May 24, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  20. MI 4 Obama!

    Here's praying the rest of the primaries bring in BIG win's for Barack – every last one of them, and that the supers bring this to an end and throw the remaining support to Barack!

    We've got a GE to win and we are anixous to get started!

    Barack Obama 08 & 12!

    May 24, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  21. PR, WA state

    I'm so happy to see Obama continuing to be strong.

    Hillary very disappointed after her comments to see her in PR.

    May 24, 2008 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  22. Marco

    Obama fought against the dirtiest and most disgusting tricks other campaigns could throw at him and he is winning. The other so-called democrats are acting more like aristocrats as if the party belongs to them. Now we see Hillary doing all she can do stir trouble in Florida, after she herself signed a pledge not to campaign in that state. That kind of behavior is typical of people that are hungry for power and of those who want to represent our issues! Go OBAMA 2008!

    May 24, 2008 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  23. Geary

    We are blessed in Barack Obama to have a presidential candidate who is extremely intelligent, thoughtful, caring and inspirational. He is truly one of the greatest leaders of our time and perhaps of any time. We need the talent and qualities he possesses to restore the prosperity of our country, repair our damaged reputation abroad, and face the great threats of our time including global climate change and terrorism.

    Obama para el presidente!

    May 24, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  24. GOD help if McCain Wins

    "By the way, if Hillary can’t run a campaign without debt, how would she run the country?"

    Nothing else really needs to be said, does it?

    May 24, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  25. Dave

    C'mon Obama, let's get PR... then Hillary will have to give up.

    May 24, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
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