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. Jason

    He's really a down to earth man.
    Go on, God is with you!

    May 24, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  2. Jen

    I can not help admiring Obama. Although I would like to see a woman president, Hillary is not the one. She brought shame to shame because of her character, ego, and tricks.

    May 24, 2008 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  3. Gringo

    Obama, no tu puede. You're just kidding yourself !!!

    May 24, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  4. isaac

    I believe she is still running she would crave her supporters to go to her website and disberse her debts.

    Obama 08

    May 24, 2008 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  5. Kate

    I think that by remaining in the election Hillary is causing more damage to the Democratic Party and to any woman who tries to run for president after her. And she doesn't understand why people want her to back off....well when you are losing the popular vote, the amount of states won, and the delegate probably should step aside. What we are now seeing is her ego and her inability to accept a loss that she thought she had won a long time ago. And come on...20 million in debt after she has loaned herself...what about half of that? After taking money from Pacs and everything else she still cannot remain out of debt and ahead of Obama in fund raising! Of course now Hillary wants to change the way the primary conducted because she cant\'t win it. Awww sorry, thats why we have a primary. So we can find out who is the stronger candidate.

    Obama 08

    May 24, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  6. calfornia for Obama

    Her campaign advisers need to check their is too loose & she can't stop


    May 24, 2008 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  7. José F. Colón

    I was at the "caminata" in San Juan, (walk with touches of a parade, such as music), and right now even though i am sunburned I really enjoyed the daay and had two great moments: 1) I shook Obama's hand and 2) i told him that we have huge problems with HIV/AIDS. He answered: "We are working on it..."

    Thank you barack Obama

    May 24, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  8. Independent for Obama

    Obama is the only candidate who can shake up Washington!

    May 24, 2008 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  9. HOPE

    Billary the secret service is watching all your sinister moves.

    May 24, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  10. John Democrat

    Obama is the nominee. Time to unite and stop McBush.

    May 24, 2008 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  11. veronica


    OBAMA 08!!!!

    May 24, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  12. bob

    i love obama

    May 24, 2008 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  13. JC

    Perhaps Puerto Rico may be so touched by Obama that PR may decide to join us as the 51st state during his administration. That would be cool, but don't forget Viva Puerto Rico.

    May 24, 2008 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  14. Dennis C Veteran in Texas

    Sen. Clinton how much money do you feel that you can give away for a lost race?? How about giving that money to the poor??

    Obama 08

    May 24, 2008 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  15. Jerry

    My fellow Puerto Ricans, don't be suckered by Senator Obama's rhetoric. If he is the presidential nominee, watch out. The fact is that Latinos have not really supported him. Of course, with the exception of a few mislead, feel-good Latinos, looking for positions IF he wins in November. Don't be mislead by either Senator Obama or Puerto Rico's crooked governor.

    May 24, 2008 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  16. cheryl houston,tx

    He understands that every vote counts even though he has this nomination wrapped up! GO OBAMA 2008-2012.

    May 24, 2008 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  17. go osama

    Why waste time on people who can't vote in Nov ?

    May 24, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  18. sue calgary

    OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 24, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  19. Ennis, LA

    Their votes only count in the primaries.

    May 24, 2008 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  20. CARMEN

    GO OBAMA !!! En Puerto Rico te queremos!!!

    OBAMA '08

    May 24, 2008 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  21. Gohi Simplice

    Obama like Jesus, the entire world is with you

    Go Obama

    May 24, 2008 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  22. anthony

    just think what kind of president she would be

    May 24, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  23. ada

    I was present in this event, the "caminata" in old San Juan. As always, Obama was able to charge up a crowd. He is a true winner! The United States of America and the rest of the world would benefit tremendously. I can’t wait until the day when he is finally declared our next president! May God bless him!

    May 24, 2008 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  24. Ben

    Why does the U.S. give Puerto Rico the right to vote in the first place.
    Believe me, they do not like Americans in Puerto Rico. That is not to say every Puerto Rican hates us, but more than half do. The Odd part is at least half the population there gets welfare checks from our tax payers!!!!!!! I have been there I know what I am saying!

    May 24, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  25. carlos

    This Caminata was in Old San Juan. He had a wonderfull time, He was so so so so welcome by the people he could not avoid dancing some BOMBA music. He let his inner child show, It was a great moment of Happiness.

    I am so proud of Him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 24, 2008 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
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