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Could Puerto Rico's delegates decide the Democratic nomination? Clinton's strategy to win the super-delegates. Plus, McCain's foreign policy adviser greybeards

By Tumbler   April 2008

Puerto Rico, my heart’s devotion

The Democratic race for delegates is so close that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will have to start mugging up on the small Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, which has been a US possession since the 1898 Spanish-American war. While the island is known as a “commonwealth” in English, in Spanish it is an estado libre asociado, which means “associated free state.” Its motto is, strangely, Juan es su nombre (John is his name).

More Puerto Ricans live on the US mainland (where they can vote in presidential elections) than on the island (where they…

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