As we enter the Memorial Day weekend let’s celebrate with this wonderful video made by proud Puerto Rican, WILLIE COLÓN, as a tribute to Hillary Clinton.
The lyrics speak to Hillary’s long history (more than 34 years), not a recent politically convenient conversation, with latino voters. The chorus shouts “Hillary” as Willie asks question after question about “who” was there when needed. “Listen, my people, in whatever emergency, I go with Hillary for her conviction and eloquence. You hear this from Willie Colon. Listen my people, use your minds – vote for Hillary, Hillary.” The chorus cresendos “34 years of experience – Hillary, Hillary”. “Hillary for President, Hillary for President.”
Hillary has a lot of support in Puerto Rico. Obama is once again absent. The Puerto Rico primary is June 1.
Every time Hillary goes to Puerto Rico she should make a stop in Florida. Hillary should remind Florida voters she is fighting for their voting rights while Obama is suppressing their civil rights.
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Hillary interview with South Dakota’s Argus Leader:
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While the Obama campaign continues to lie about VP talks and such (deceive and distract are Obama’s favorite tactics) Hillary will take her case to the people. Hillary will be in Puerto Rico, not vacationing and enjoying the lovely island, but campaigning.
Yesterday, Hillary made clear her intentions:
In an interview with The Associated Press, Clinton said she is willing to take her fight to seat Florida and Michigan delegates to the convention if the two states want to go that far.
Asked whether she would support the states if they appeal an unfavorable rules committee decision to the convention floor, the former first lady replied:
“Yes I will. I will, because I feel very strongly about this.”
“I will consult with Floridians and the voters in Michigan because it’s really their voices that are being ignored and their votes that are being discounted, and I’ll support whatever the elected officials and the voters in those two states want to do.”
Today, we have our answer:
Members of a Democratic rule-making committee appear unlikely to allow Michigan and Florida to fully participate in this summer’s national convention, raising the possibility of a divisive floor fight over the states’ disputed primaries at the start of the fall presidential campaign.
In Florida Wednesday, Sen. Hillary Clinton toughened her call for seating her delegates in Denver. She told supporters that discounting the votes “on technicalities” would violate the basic rules of democracy. And in an interview with The Associated Press, she threatened to take her fight all the way to the convention floor — a possibility from which her campaign had previously shied away.
U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, one of the architects of Michigan’s early primary, said he would support a convention-floor fight if Michigan’s full delegation isn’t seated — though Levin signaled he was less concerned about how many delegates are awarded to Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama. [snip]
Levin said he supports taking the issue to the floor if Michigan isn’t fully seated. “If we’re punished in any way by the rules committee, I would be in favor of going to the floor,” he said. Levin said he might accept a delegate mix other than what Michigan has proposed, but vowed to fight any attempt to cut the total delegate count or reduce their voting power. He said he would fight regardless of whether Clinton has conceded the nomination — meaning Michigan could sit at the center of a divisive battle over the party’s nominee.
On to Puerto Rico – and Denver!