Past political elections in the island

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#1 Apr 28, 2013
RHC 1976



He lost to Carlos Romero- Barcelo.

But, he came roaring back in 1984.... He finally had the inauguration festivities he wanted to have held in 1973 upon him taking the oath of office but that he had to cancel due to his friend Baseball legend and All star player Roberto Clemente dying tragically in a plane crash that year.

We will get back to that in a little bit.

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#2 Apr 28, 2013
PPD campaign of 1984. That was some election.

Close.

Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#3 Apr 28, 2013
El cacique wrote:
RHC 1976
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =tYdv0Zj6rysXX
He lost to Carlos Romero- Barcelo.
But, he came roaring back in 1984.... He finally had the inauguration festivities he wanted to have held in 1973 upon him taking the oath of office but that he had to cancel due to his friend Baseball legend and All star player Roberto Clemente dying tragically in a plane crash that year.
We will get back to that in a little bit.
Great thread, in fact, I'll start one on political elections in New York (how these have impacted NewYorican economic, social and cultural life; especially in the South Bronx).

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West Islip, NY

#4 Apr 28, 2013
1984 - that was when Romero Barcelo said his famous "Que derrota?" line

www.ceepur.org/es-pr/Paginas/Eventos-Electora...
^ historical results from the State Elections Commission website. Great link!

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#5 Apr 28, 2013
Anuncios PNP 1984

Carlos Romero still lost.

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#6 Apr 28, 2013
Surprise 88 debate between Hernadez-Colon and Corrada-Del rio

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#7 Apr 28, 2013
I want to keep it fair for all.

No matter where you are on the political spectrum

A small documentary on Carlos Romero-Barcelo 1980.

Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#8 Apr 28, 2013
Political elections in Puerto Rico did not start in 1972....

ROTFLMAO!

In fact, these started when we were still a Spanish province....

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#9 Apr 28, 2013
Cerro Maravilla

This is what brought him down....Never too quite come back the same.

He had those police officers killed in cold blood.

ASESINO!

Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#10 Apr 28, 2013
El cacique wrote:
Surprise 88 debate between Hernadez-Colon and Corrada-Del rio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =LVjEH-8Syl0XX
Ever hear of Moncho Power y Giralt????

You know, the same one whose ashes just arrived here (from Cádiz, Spain).

He was elected to be our representative in the Spanish Cortes......

..........IN 1811!

ROTFLMAO!

Buaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

hahhhahahaahahahahahahahahahah ahahhaa

Get a grip (if you can find it), TPMP!

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#11 Apr 28, 2013
RHC was really at his peak in 1976.

He still lost to Barcelo. It was only by a razor thin margin.



But, he returned in eight years later in 84.

Cerro Maravilla killed Barcelo's chances.

Great Munoz footage as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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#12 Apr 28, 2013
Successful Telemaraton for Romero-Barcelo 1980

He won the 1980 elections.

That was before it was discovered that he had the police kill the independistas in 78.

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#13 Apr 28, 2013
Luis Ferre takes possession of office in 1969

Some good footage.

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#14 Apr 28, 2013
El cacique wrote:
Cerro Maravilla
This is what brought him down....Never too quite come back the same.
He had those police officers killed in cold blood.
ASESINO!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =fX_1yeJ47P8XX
Correction: He had those police officers kill the independistas in cold blood.
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#15 Apr 28, 2013
El cacique wrote:
Successful Telemaraton for Romero-Barcelo 1980
He won the 1980 elections.
That was before it was discovered that he had the police kill the independistas in 78.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =DSNgnVt9TjUXX
Romero had the police kill independentistas???

ROTFLMAO!

That's a new one!

A NewYorican distorting Puerto Rican history!

God!(eyes roll)

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#16 Apr 28, 2013
Carlos Romero Barcelo takes possession of office in 1977. That was his first term.

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West Islip, NY

#17 Apr 28, 2013
El cacique wrote:
Surprise 88 debate between Hernadez-Colon and Corrada-Del rio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =LVjEH-8Syl0XX
I believe this is the debate where RHC said that the PPD would never deviate from permanent union with the United States ... after Corrada del Rio ran a clip of the US flag being lowered claiming that a vote for RHC would mean independence.

www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news02_free.php...
Hernandez Colon writes a little bit about this incident in the above editorial:
"However, this is the stuff that NPP campaigns thrive on. When they don't have this sort of ammunition, they invent it. Evidence: the 1988 election when the PDP had permanent union, front and center, in its platform and the NPP nonetheless developed a highly emotional media campaign lowering the U.S. flag in Puerto Rico, which plummeted my lead in the polls. I would have lost that election had I not debated my opponent on this issue and established in the debate the falsehood of the NPP ads. In spite of these experiences, some PDP members still dabble in propositions that depart from the will of the vast majority of the members of the party, who stand for permanent union with the U.S.

The PDP has made clear it won't stand for any proposition in the plebiscite that departs from permanent union from the U.S.; neither will it stand for a proposition disparaging commonwealth as colonial or territorial. These are inflammatory political adjectives intended to drive the votes away from Commonwealth. They belong to the campaign discourse, where they can be refuted, but not on a ballot where voters would have to accept them as defining the type of relationship he or she wants with the U.S."

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#18 Apr 28, 2013
The 20 year career trajectory of RHC

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#19 Apr 28, 2013
www.youtube.com/watch...
President Gerald Ford's visit to Puerto Rico in 1976 ... note the spiffy National Guard Military Police honor guard detachment.

@ TPMP in relation to Cerro Maravilla it was a highly controversial incident. The independence movement has a long history of violence so they are not entirely innocent.

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#20 Apr 28, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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I believe this is the debate where RHC said that the PPD would never deviate from permanent union with the United States ... after Corrada del Rio ran a clip of the US flag being lowered claiming that a vote for RHC would mean independence.
www.caribbeanbusinesspr.com/news02_free.php...
Hernandez Colon writes a little bit about this incident in the above editorial:
"However, this is the stuff that NPP campaigns thrive on. When they don't have this sort of ammunition, they invent it. Evidence: the 1988 election when the PDP had permanent union, front and center, in its platform and the NPP nonetheless developed a highly emotional media campaign lowering the U.S. flag in Puerto Rico, which plummeted my lead in the polls. I would have lost that election had I not debated my opponent on this issue and established in the debate the falsehood of the NPP ads. In spite of these experiences, some PDP members still dabble in propositions that depart from the will of the vast majority of the members of the party, who stand for permanent union with the U.S.
The PDP has made clear it won't stand for any proposition in the plebiscite that departs from permanent union from the U.S.; neither will it stand for a proposition disparaging commonwealth as colonial or territorial. These are inflammatory political adjectives intended to drive the votes away from Commonwealth. They belong to the campaign discourse, where they can be refuted, but not on a ballot where voters would have to accept them as defining the type of relationship he or she wants with the U.S."
Great post.

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