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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Julian Castro is getting a seat in President Barack Obama's cabinet. Democrats are getting much more, including a potential 2016 candidate for vice president. Obama has picked Castro -- the San Antonio mayor known for his youth, telegenic appeal and inspiring keynote address to the Democratic national convention in 2012 -- to serve as his next secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He made the choice official at the White House yesterday and asked the Senate for speedy confirmation. Castro "has been focused on revitalizing one of our most wonderful cities," Obama said. "He has become a leader in housing and economic development."


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"Castro's HUD nomination can help Democrats in several ways. It deepens the party's bench of potential candidates for the national ticket while soothing Hispanics upset over Obama's failure to win a revamp of immigration laws.

And should Castro land on the 2016 ticket, the party may have a chance of winning Texas and its 38 electoral votes for the first time since Jimmy Carter won there in 1976.

"Castro would be a good pick if he was from Mars," said Mark McKinnon, a onetime senior adviser to President George W. Bush. "He just happens to be from Texas."

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"2. Julian has been mentioned as a potential vice-presidential candidate a few hundred times.

Only a slight exaggeration.

ABC News' Robin Roberts asked former secretary of state Hillary Clinton in early May, "Were you to run for president in 2016, would you consider Elizabeth Warren or Julian Castro for your running mate?"

Her answer: "I've been asked this question many different ways. This is one of the cleverest."

The New York Times reported that Henry Cisneros, Castro's mentor, former San Antonio mayor and a former Clinton administration Cabinet member, told him: "I advised that he accept a position for President Obama. I thought that if he was going to be vice-presidential material in 2016, then he needed to be more than mayor at that time."

Latino Decisions ran a poll in July 2013 which asked Hispanics whether they would be more likely to vote for the Democratic ticket if the Mexican-American Castro were the vice-presidential pick. Sixty-two percent said they would be more more or somewhat more likely to vote Democratic if that were the case."


#1 | Posted by Corky at 2014-05-24 10:49 AM | Reply | Flag:

Castro was a brilliant student in high school and played football, basketball and tennis, Castro skipped his sophomore year and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School ranking NINTH in his class. Castro was reelected as mayor with 67% of the vote.

An impressive young man, I must say,

#2 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-05-24 03:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

they had to let him do whatever he wanted. His mother would have had hundreds of racists protestors with 'la raza' there to obstruct things.
that didn't happen but plenty of other things similar to that did.

HEY how did the last democrat Hispanic HUD director from San Antone work out?

OH YEAH...he ended up IN COURT !!!!!

ANOTHER race play by the democrats......

YAWN !!!!

dear sam...67 & of the vote....uh..in case you didn't know...facts about san antonio .....

27% in texas speak spanish as first language......47% in san antonio.....

According to Texas.com, the current racial make up of San Antonio is: 32% non-Hispanic White, 7% African American, 2% Asian, 1% Native American; 58% of the population is of Hispanic origin and could be of any race.

so if you think this son of a racist is going to cakewalk into national office, you're sadly over estimating a lot of things.

THAT BEING SAID>..if you've NEVER been to san antonio...you REALLY SHOULD GO....riverwalk and entertainment along walk are quite good !!

Read more: What are the demographics of San Antonio, Texas? | Answerbag www.answerbag.com

#3 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-05-25 02:02 AM | Reply | Flag:

Aflakker is scared of him... he must have some cred.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-05-25 08:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

Aflakker is scared of him

#4 | Posted by REDIAL

I think it is more his unconditional hatred of Democrats rather than his fear of this one person.

#5 | Posted by mariosanchez at 2014-05-26 12:28 AM | Reply | Flag:

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