Memorial Day: Campaign Trail Edition
Posted on May 26, 2008
Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama observed Memorial Day in Puerto Rico and New Mexico, respectively, paying tribute to U.S. military men and women from the past and the present and making their cases for becoming commander in chief.
AP via Google News:
It is the Clintons’ long history with Puerto Rico—and Hispanic voters in general—that gives Clinton a decided edge in the island’s presidential primary on June 1, not to mention that her home state of New York has approximately 1 million Puerto Ricans.
But Clinton needs something approaching a mathematical miracle to catch Obama in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination. Puerto Rico has 55 delegates at stake in its primary, but Obama had a total of 1,977 to Clinton’s 1,779, according to the latest Associated Press tally. He was just 49 delegates short of the 2,026 needed to clinch the nomination.
As Clinton wrapped up her Puerto Rican swing, Obama marked Memorial Day in New Mexico, a battleground state in the general election.
AP photo / Brennan Linsley
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds hands with her daughter, Chelsea, on Monday as they walk with former President Bill Clinton and, at right, Puerto Rican Senate President Kenneth McClintock down the steps of the Capitolio in San Juan, Puerto Rico, en route to a Memorial Day event.