Theyve voted on similar referenda before and have alkways defeated statehood for the very reasons Rog mentioned. Theyve got the milk, dont need to feed the cow.
Correct. Plus, at the Puerto Rican Day parade in Manhattan, you see a sea of Puerto Rican flags. In my opinion, the concept of being a territory already includes an identity as strong as nationhood or statehood. The ethnic identity of being Puerto Rican is quite strong, regardless of the political nature of the island, so the political nature can be a non-sequitor for a person that is Puerto Rican. Not necessarily so for a white anglo boy interested in politics?