Skip to comments.Is Democratic Convention Keynote Speaker Julian Castro the Next Obama?
Posted on 08/03/2012 11:10:55 AM PDT by re_tail20
When Julian Castro, the San Antonio mayor, was announced Tuesday as the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention, the most common reaction among Democrats was Who?
The first Latino ever tapped for the high-profile primetime address, 37-year-old Castro is the youngest mayor of a top-50 American city. Serving a second term after a 2011 reelection with 82.9 percent of the vote, the Stanford and Harvard Law graduates biography lists a number of accolades that make it clear hes an up-and-comer. He made Time magazines list of 40 under 40, and his life story is the embodiment of what we think of as the striving American. The son of a single mother, Castro and his twin brother, Joaquin, who also has a stellar résumé and is running for Congress in Texas, strike the same chords that Barack Obama did when he was selected to keynote the Democratic convention in 2004that America is a land of opportunity where merit and hard work are rewarded.
Hes young, energetic, and impressive, exactly the kind of message the party wants to send, says Matt Bennett, a cofounder of the centrist Democratic group Third Way.
Great pick. Super smart, effective, innovative leader, young and Latino. Whats not to love? The future is now. Another reminder of why conservatives are doing everything they can to suppress the vote, says John Podesta, founder of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank.
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Eleanor Clift BARF
A nearly unknown minority rising star is picked to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic convention. No, its not 2004this years chosen one is Julian Castro, San Antonios mayor. Eleanor Clift on how he could mirror Obama.
The real news here is that Eleanor Clift is still alive! Who knew?
Only in your dreams, Eleanor.
Castro - Obama lite.
This serves as bet hedging, just in case Obama loses in three months. Liberalism will need a replacement.
He’s not going to get very far with his last name of Castro - at least as long as Fidel and / or Raul are still alive, and maybe long thereafter.
Hussein ... Castro ...
The RATs sure can pick ‘em.
Would not be surprised to see a Guevara or Stalin as a “rising” star among the demonRATs.
They are throwing him out there to compete with Rubio. won’t work.
I think it's that "D" associated with his name.
Read up a bit about him.
He has an identical twin brother. Their mother is a radical La Raza activist. References to a father are nil.
He is married (2007) and they have a daughter.
Seems like a Mexican manchurian candidate of the future.
Yes, he is.
as a Texan, I want to know what the hell is going on down in SA....I keep hearing news stories that are sounding to much like stuff from an east or west coast city.....
“He has an identical twin brother.”
And got in trouble during the mayoral race for putting his brother on a float in the river parade to make it look like he was there, when he was at some other event out of town. They’re THAT identical.
Hmmmm.....An aspiring leftwing national leader named Castro. Hmmm...what could go wrong?
Please God, not another one! One plague of locusts (Obama) per lifetime is one too many.