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. Mike F

    It is refreshing to hear how many democrats have come to the realization that the Clintons are NOT good people and never were. Al Gore said it all when he said he wouldn't run against Hillary because the Clintons fight dirty. Little did he know (or perhaps he did know) that they would be stoop to new lows. It's not easy to arrive at new lows for a former President who was willing to perjure himself under oath, giving the worst possible example to young people in America, and the former First Lady whose greatest qualification for president would be the few years she has served as NY Senator thanks to all the favors for her husband called in during that campaign.

    We all know politics is about as corrupt and rotten as anything in American society, and so it's not a surprise to find egomaniacal blind ambition being at the root of some of these people, but we have the right to have had our fill of it from these two hypocritical thugs.

    At least Obama provides some HOPE of better things. Another Clinton would be more dirty politics and dress stains that don't come out at the dry cleaners. At least SHE doesn't use cigars... as far as the public knows... but in every other respect she is just as despicable and dishonest as he is and we must strive for something better than another Clinton this time.

    May 24, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  2. Jen

    My husband, son & I attended the Obama Rally in Sunrise, Florida at the BankAtlantic Center. It was amazing. Senator Barack Obama has what it take to be the next President of the United States. He really connects with the people. He sounded sincere, and I could tell he really cares about this country and everyone issues. The Democratic Party needs to unite, and Hillary is just prolonging this process by staying in the race. She has the right to stay, but I think she should support Obama at this point. He does have the majority of the Pledge Delegates. I hope all Puerto Ricans come out and vote on June 1st. I know Hillary might win, but as a Puerto Rican myself, I believe that Obama is the right candidate for the White House. Come out and vote on Primary Day. Let your voices be heard.

    May 24, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  3. dion

    I think Hillary is out to destroy the democratic party!
    She back out ....!!! before she does more hard to the party

    May 24, 2008 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  4. annie.ellis

    I do hope the Superdelegate will step up to the plate and give their support to Obama. I am a Texas Obama delegate, we are ready to began the battle with the Republicans. It is time for unity in our party.

    May 24, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  5. Dammie

    Go Obama: Win Puerto – Rico and let's end this race and start preparing for fall's showdown with McBush

    Obama '08 ... Yes, we can !!!!

    May 24, 2008 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  6. Trenton Sims, Los Angeles

    To: Helen 5:16pm ET,

    SIMPLE Helen, its the $20 Million Dollar Question.

    She needs to stretch this out because every day, every hour, she can collect more campaign donations from the "Hard working people, White people" that she recently adopted just before W. Virginia & Kentucky..

    Yes, she is soo Evil; that she would USE the Poor White People to pay her campaigns debts. Educated more affluent people, White people.. have more smarts..:) lol..

    May 24, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  7. Kay Martin

    OBAMA '08

    May 24, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  8. dwho

    To tell that a person is experience, just look in the shadow. Obama has been graded that he's not experience. But looking at what he and team of campaigners have done in the shadow, it seems experience does not matter anymore. Campaign debts free. More campaign money raised. More pledge delegates. More states won. Has taken over the supperdelegates lead. Well organized campaign. Let the Pueto Recans put an end to this. Please Pueto Recans put an end to all of the fighting and bickering.

    May 24, 2008 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  9. LD

    Hillary is looking for something which she refuses to explain to the voters. She keeps complaining about the DNC Rules that she agreed with when being ahead.

    May 24, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  10. Femi, CO

    I think by now we should be tired of asking Hillary to get out of the race. She has all the right to finish and there is nothing bad in that. Today, the Superdelegates she was counting upon before they started moving to Obama, are no more important to her. What was not important before is now much more important to her- the popular votes. Can't you see the despiratism? Nothing will make her get out gracefully until she has destroyed Clinton Political bloc that poor Bill genieully and generously built. I just pray she will not destroy the future for Chelsea. I am afraid people may think she will behave like her mum when she decides to come out in future. Her political future is very bright right now if her mum does not mess it up for her. Whatever we do to protect our ambition, we should weigh it with the future of our children.

    May 24, 2008 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  11. David FL

    Obama 08

    May 24, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  12. kenny cole


    May 24, 2008 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  13. White & Black

    Well done Obama!

    May 24, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  14. The O

    I got a sneaky feeling that Hillary has something up her pant-Suit that she is about to pull out. Watch out Barack, I am standing with you all the way.


    BARACK THE VOTE!!!!!!!!

    May 24, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  15. Chidi

    OBAMA is blessed. He is the next president

    May 24, 2008 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  16. Harry C

    Obama is the only candidate that will be of the people for the people! Ms Clinton is now showing her true colors and what we are seeing is not pretty!

    May 24, 2008 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  17. Gina

    A shout out from your biggest hardworking white southern woman fan!
    You make us all proud. Keep truckin', 11 days to go.

    May 24, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  18. wendy

    He's growing and looking more presidential everyday. He'll make a terrific President.

    May 24, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  19. Abiola Falayajo, Melbourne, Australia

    Dear Obama,
    Congrats. You have done well.

    May 24, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  20. Dave, SC

    Sorry, Obama. You have no chance. Just go away....

    May 24, 2008 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  21. Bola

    She knew that she can not win the nomination, and she did not want any other to win either. that is selfishness. Get out of the race Hillary you are a looser.

    May 24, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  22. colin Le Rougetel

    I just hope Obama makes it to the White House, we, all humans, desperately need that new good sweeping Vision. A president has lots of people to help him with the detail, but they are helpless without the Vision.

    May 24, 2008 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  23. Hans-Erik Iken

    Even if you include FL Hillary would still lose. The only way she can win is if the superdelegates switch to her side in droves, and that seems more unlikely every day.

    Having said that: I don't mind if Hillary continues as long as she keeps it clean.

    It is just a pity of the people still supporting her with their vote, I think they better start thinking about switching to the winning team and to get ready for the fall.

    Obama only needs another 56 delegates to clinch the nomination and that in 3 remaining primaries with a total of 86 delegates. So modest wins and a handful of supers should do it.

    May 24, 2008 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  24. Priscilla California

    Hillary is trying her best to destroy Obama, not going to happen! She is so desperate she will do or say anything to get elected. Like her Robert Kennedy comment. I do not buy her lying coverup statement, we all know what she was really saying, she is a mental case who can not manage her campaign debts or get the right people in place to do so and does not want to admit the party is over. I look for her to pull any dirty trick or lie out of the air at anytime. She will probably cry about sexism and how she is so hurt and all her women supporters will cry along with her just another stunt of hers, that she started in the past
    week. For her to say there has been no racism only sexism proves she needs to exit . By the way I am a women who is tried of cry baby Hill.

    May 24, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  25. Margaret

    Win Puerto Rico OBAMA and then Hillary will kknow it is all over

    May 24, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
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