Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Senator and Presidential Candidate Barak Obama to visit Puerto Rico!


By: Phillip Arroyo



In what many political analysts consider an interesting move, Senator and Presidential candidate Barak Obama is supposedly said to be visiting Puerto Rico on November 5th, 2007. Although at the moment of this publication, the Senator's visit to the "island of enchantment" is not yet official, it is interesting to see how one of our Democratic Party's superstars may be visiting Puerto Rico in search of support for his campaign.

It is important to point out that the 4 million American citizens of Puerto Rico are disenfranchised and therefore restrained from equal participation in the Presidential election.

Senator Obama's visit to Puerto Rico may be an attempt to garner support among the Puerto Rican constituency that resides in New York, home state of Hillary Clinton, which could trigger a nearby visit of the ex-First Lady shortly after Obama's visit.

Puerto Rico Democrat Corner will offer updates on Senator Barak Obama's possible visit to Puerto Rico and exclusive coverage!

5 comments:

Marshall said...

Glad to see Senator Obama wants to represent ALL CITIZENS of the United States. Perhaps this visit will trigger new support for HR900 and the adoption of a concurrent piece of legislation in the Senate.

Anonymous said...

I think that the fact of possibly having such an important person like Barak Obama in the Island, will be not only a wonderful event but also a pretty significant one. Let’s point out here that he is not just the actual Senator of Illinois, but a democrat presidential candidate, so if Puerto Ricans think that we are not that relevant…think again! Whatever reasons, we could have an important visit from Senator Obama, this my democrat fellows is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of. That could be the perfect moment to share quality time with him exposing our best ideas, projects, concerns (specially the HR 900 issue), etc that involves our Island. So definitely I’m happy to hear such news! DDCTO

Yankee In Puerto Rico said...

I wish all the Democratic candidates for President of the United States would visit Puerto Rico, especially my preferred candidate Hillary Clinton. It would be politically exciting if both Hillary and Bill visited Puerto Rico. I hope in one to the televised debates,the moderator would ask the candidates what are their viewpoints about Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state.

Yankee In Puerto Rico said...

I wish all the Democratic candidates for President of the United States would visit Puerto Rico, especially my preferred candidate Hillary Clinton. It would be politically exciting if both Hillary and Bill visited Puerto Rico. I hope in one of the televised debates,the moderator would ask the candidates what are their viewpoints about Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state.

Andres said...

Good morning! Senator Barack Obama is, in fact, joining us in Puerto Rico -- for the first-time ever -- this coming Monday, November 5, 2007! I encourage all of you who are interested in attending this historic event to get in touch with me at andreswlopez@gmail.com. Best regards!