Friday, June 3, 2011

Obama's History-making trip to San Juan
by Kenneth D. McClintock 
"Since he became Governor, Luis Fortuño has extended an invitation to President Obama every time that they have met once or twice a year for the past two and a half years. Congressman Pierluisi has also reminded the President of the need to visit Puerto Rico, which he visited twice during the local Pierluisi-led Obama primary campaign in 2008. Other Puerto Ricans in contact with the President, including Democratic Party State Chair Roberto Prats, YDA National Committeeman Francisco Domenech, National Committeeman Andrés López and myself have reminded the President of the invitation every time we've been able to greet or speak with him. As Secretary of State, I've urged the President's staff (perhaps ad nauseum!) to organize a presidential trip to Puerto Rico."