When languages matter: Obama tests his Spanish in Puerto Rico
It was on Saturday, though, for Democratic front-runner Barack Obama, who visited the largely Spanish-speaking U.S. territory ahead of its nominating contest on June 1.
“We have translators because my Spanish is just so-so,” he told veterans, who discussed in both languages their concerns about health care facilities on the island.
Still, Obama did give a shot at a few non-English phrases.
“Your vote is decisive,” he said in Spanish at the end of his remarks in English.
“Together we can change the world.”
Photo: Reuters/Ana Martinez – Barack Obama shakes hands during a campaign event in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on May 24.