Hillary Clinton Wins Puerto Rico Primary Easily Over Barack Obama, 67% – 33%


Hillary Clinton wins Puerto Rico Primary … Maybe Obama should have vacationed in Puerto Rico when he tried escaping the Reverend Wright controversy rather than the Virgin Islands.Hillary Clinton has handily won today’s Democratic Primary in Puerto Rico, 67%-33%. 

It was a forgone conclusion as Barack Obama had thrown in the towel before the first ballot was cast. Nice little trick to keep voting down. However, with Hillary Clinton’s recent run of wins as well as the Michigan and Florida primary debacle finally being resolves, Clinton will make the push that she has more popular votes than Obama, ala Al Gore in 2000 Presidential election. Clinton has 17 million votes.

Clinton wins Puerto Rico primary but Obama gains delegates

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    3 Responses to “Hillary Clinton Wins Puerto Rico Primary Easily Over Barack Obama, 67% – 33%”

    1. whytegirl on June 1st, 2008 7:27 pm

      Hi Red, Klaas and staff,

      Even though I am of Republican upbringing and belief, I was supporting Hillary for Puerto Rico. She surpassed Obama campaigning in the Island like you have no idea. First, Bill Clinton, then Chelsea twice, then on Memorial Day Weekend all of them were there for a speech that Hillary gave, and Hillary flew afterwards TWICE…being the last one tonight.

      I could tell she clearly followed all the advice given by her representatives in Puerto Rico, who were from both political parties, she mixed herself with the people, campaigned on beaches (imagine those American tourists taking a dip and seeing Hillary walking on the beach!) Lots of them came out of the water dripping wet to greet her.

      Today she went to several voting schools, yesterday went out in a typical Puerto Rican caravan and gave her speech at Condado Plaza Hotel and Casino (the place was not disclosed till close to winning).

      Even though it’s almost impossible for her to get to become the nominee, she listened to the needs of the people of Puerto Rico, that Puerto Ricans can vote for the President of the United States, and the big kahuna of all, solve once and for all the status situation of Puerto Rico.

      Red, welcome to fire away questions so I can answer to the best of my ability (pref to my email since I come and go here). Remember you and I are on the same side of the fence but unfortunately John McCain hasn’t said diddly squat about Puerto Rico and I have to take sides with Puerto Rico and put my personal feelings for Hillary Clinton aside.

    2. LokiPV on June 2nd, 2008 1:11 am

      The DNC is doing it best,, that is a load of crap, its doing it best for barack obama and for Hilary she should do what she has to during this election,, I Hope she goes independent, so much talk is she does anything she will hurt her self for any office later,, that is crap what is true,, the DNC and corporate media already did that by the way they treated her,, there are so many Hilary voter are not going to vote,, but I want my vote to count, So like so many Barack Obama supporter claim they do ,, If obama does not win the primary obama supporter will vote for McCain, well what goes around comes around, I do not support the DNC , I only support Hilary clinton, I will not wast my vote,, by not voting,, I will Vote for McCain, not because I want him to win, Because I do not want Barack Obama to win more,, I can put up with McCain for 4 years, His hands are tired with congress anyway,, not much he can get done with out congress,, when this election is over a new campaign will start,, that is to replace the DNC and all the senators congress men & woman who treated Hilary with so dis-respect
      When there Term is up,, so many Democrats will be replace with Democrats that will be for the poeple,,What goes around comes Around,

    3. whytegirl on June 2nd, 2008 9:54 pm

      I am learning of this system, and it is really hard. Additional information to share with all of you, no one can give you this because Fox already left and so many other news services well, I have heard they pretty much misinformed about Puerto Rico putting the island in the same level/category as any Latin American country. So wrong!

      1-Nonstop talk about how few cast their vote. Expectations were 500K to a kewl million but it stayed below that level. Lots of criticism fired from all fronts and trying to figure out what happened. Considering that Puerto Rico has politics as a “national sport” the lack of participation baffled many experts. Here’s a breakdown of what is being said and what I believe happened:

      a-Puerto Ricans are not swayed as easily as they used to. First they whined that the candidates are the ones to campaign in PR when Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton flew on trip 1. Candidates DID campaign in PR (Clintons 14 days vs. Obama’s -24 hrs.) Now apparently because these primaries will NOT decide the preference of the people of PR most decided to not vote and stay home or go to the beach because we have no say in November.

      b-It was considered by other people a waste of time and money. This was one reason the independentistas (for independence of PR) instead of chillin’ at home they decided to do what they do best…protest. March. Make Puerto Ricans look bad to Old San Juan’s tourists. Complain that those millions are wasted but when it comes to November elections they have NOOOO IISSUUUEEE dipping their hands in the SEC’s million-dollars’ party pot for campaigns.

      c-Embarrasing reason no. 1 for me is that statehooders who want to belong to the US, want to pitch in, contribute, be par with everything the US gives and takes, did not go out and vote. Statehooders sent a very weak message that was heard loud and clearly from all different political fronts. Ridiculous to say the least. You wanna show you want to be counted? VOTE!

      d-Embarrassing reason no. 2 for Obama was to have the support of the first governor of Puerto Rico EVER to be indicted on 19 charges at federal level (I can send links to anybody interested makes entertaining reading) so immediately 1+1=Obama goes OUT. A corrupt governor who will face trial starting next Feb. is supporting Barack HUSSEIN Obama. Imagine that. Which brings me to…

      e-Embarrassing reason no. 3 for Obama is his name. Puerto Rico does not have a single problem with naming people by their name, in Puerto Rico there’s barely any PC rules about that so from the cautious to the ignorant as soon as they found out the “HUSSEIN” they immediately ran for cover.

      f-The Clintons had on their side the recognition factor. Bill Clinton was our president, when Hurricane Georges hit Puerto Rico (I lived there it was nasty!) Bill and Hillary were there to provide help and Hillary if I remember correctly from all the recent news, she in fact flew to PR to oversee the relief efforts.

      g-It was quite clear that Barack Obama was not interested in Puerto Rico, was not interested in gaining our support, did not care to stay even one day in the island? What message is that you want to convey, that you care? That is what we expect if you get to the White House, Obama. Nothing.

      h-To sum it up the last one I can think of so far, is that the people of Puerto Rico either for fear of being disappointed or let down by false promises did not go out to vote or did not vote because they knew it would mean nothing if either one became president. Come, mingle, get their money and forget about Puerto Rico.

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