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Democratic Presidential Hopeful Stumps In Puerto Rico, But May Have A Big Problem

The race to become the next President of the United States is on, and both Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls are courting minority communities for their support and eventual vote in the 2016 presidential primary elections.

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will be the first presidential candidate from either party to campaign on the island of Puerto Rico.

“[O’Malley] was the first one to speak out and say Puerto Rico should have bankruptcy, like states [have]” said Gabriela Domenzian, the O’Malley campaign’s Director of Public Engagement, to Fox News Latino. “From the beginning of his campaign, Gov. O’Malley showed leadership in something that affects our hemisphere.”

But while O’Malley looks to show leadership by speaking out in favor of bankruptcy for Puerto Rico, Hispanics, as well as many others potential voters consider supporting him in 2016, may take issue with O’Malley over a recent apology he gave.

O’Malley recently had to apologize for his well-said  “Black lives matter, white lives matter, all lives matter” comment  that offended the Black Lives Matter movement.

There was no reason to apologize to a small group of extreme progressives who from the looks of it, believe that in today’s society, only “Black Lives Matter,” and that any other lives, including “Brown” and “White” ones, don’t matter much.

The popular Democrat could have tough time convincing voters that he has the leadership to stand up against Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, the fledgling U.S. economy, and foreign and domestic threats to the sovereignty of the United States.

With his submission to this small, yet very hostile group, is this sign of what Americans should expect from an O’Malley presidency, when dealing with the threat of radical Islam, or with other external and internal threats to the United States?

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, Politico, The Hill, NBC, Wall Street Journal, and other state and national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous TV and radio shows, including being the one of NewsmaxTV's regular commentators. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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