Skip to comments.Campaigning in Puerto Rico for His Wife, Bill Clinton Floods the Island With Promises
Posted on 04/07/2008 9:48:06 AM PDT by rrstar96
During his quest for island Democrats to "vote for Hillary Clinton", former President Bill Clinton mingled last night with residents of a public housing project, shared with businessmen in a Condado hotel, and raised funds for his wife's campaign.
Upon arriving by private jet to Luis Muñoz Marín Airport, Clinton visited Elizabeth Miller, the mother of a girl with cerebral palsy, at the Luis Llorens Torres housing project.
Shortly afterwards, some women practically threw themselves at the former President while en route to the project's Monserrate "Kike" Ríos basketball court.
At the court, Clinton took only 4 1/2 minutes to explain to some 500 residents why his wife should return to the White House, not as First Lady, but as President of the United States.
He was introduced by Puerto Rican Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, who asked attendees to be quiet so they could listen to their visitor, according published reports in the [Puerto Rican newspaper] El Nuevo Día.
Also present on the stand were Puerto Rico Democratic Party Chairman Roberto Prats, Senate President Kenneth McClintock, former Governor Carlos Romero Barceló, attorney José Alfredo Hernández Mayoral, Ricky Rosselló, and legislator Jorge Colberg.
Clinton made promises concerning health, job creation, and energy costs. "Hillary will provide everyone in Puerto Rico a health plan," said Clinton, who spoke in English and drew applause from the crowd. "And she will also eliminate caps on Medicaid funds," he added.
"But what's most important," he pointed out, "is that she has a plan to bring more jobs to Puerto Rico and give work to people here. She is going to create opportunities for the future."
According to Clinton, his wife will reduce energy costs to create jobs and savings. "Vote for Hillary for President and she will do that," he said.
Yeah ! Pardons for all separatist terrorists !
“According to Clinton, his wife will reduce energy costs to create jobs and savings.”
Oh wait, silly me...this is the Clintons.
a pollo in every pot!
Hillary promises lower fuel costs and health care. XXX-42 promises his eternal love, a call the next day and that he isn’t contagious.
Why didn’t Willie do any of this during his 8 years in office?
He had his hands full...
Everywhere the big creep precedes Hillary, he poisons the water and she ends up losing.
I love it.
Promise them anything...
to get the vote.
BILL CLINTON ‘UNPLUGGED’ IN PUERTO RICO —
Hillary will carry PR with 70% of the vote.
No she won’t. Obama is ‘closing in’ bigtime!
I think you nailed that one. Just as she relied on the Mexican vote in Texas.
he wants back in his “playpen” on Pennsylvania Avenue so bad he can’t hardly stand it.
As with Clinton, what's with these rich white Democrats visiting caseríos in the island? They must feel like kings checking on the peasants.
Also known to Bill as "The Playboy Mansion on the Beltway".
That surprises me. There is a big “divide” between people of Hispanic cultures and American Blacks. Also, I don’t think anyone from the Obama camp has been to PR.
But, in this election cycle; who the heck knows.
Same ole RAT formula. Promis ‘em anything to get their vote but give ‘em higher taxes and more laws and a whole lot less freedom.
The Obama camp has a rep there already (since mid-March).... my family and my husband’s family live on the Island and they’ve been reporting that Obama’s campaign is picking up a lot of steam.... also, in PR there are a lot of Afro-Antillanos descendants (from Africa’s West Coast), so that’s a huge voting bloc for Barack.... my brother-in-law volunteers for a local politician’s campaign, and he says that Obama’s people in PR are better organized than Hillary’s.... Obama and Michelle are scheduled to travel to PR in early May....
With a little sofrito on the side for good measure!
O.K....thanks for enlightening me.
yes, he thinks it belongs to him just like his wifey thinks the presidency belongs to her and no one else. Let them take it elsewhere. They don’t deserve to be in such a historical and gracious home. They don’t know how to live in a manner suiting that historical and gracious hom.