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Is Democratic Convention Keynote Speaker Julian Castro the Next Obama?
The Daily Beast ^ | August 1, 2012 | Eleanor Clift

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 graduate’s biography lists a number of accolades that make it clear he’s an up-and-comer. He made Time magazine’s 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 2004—that America is a land of opportunity where merit and hard work are rewarded.

“He’s 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. What’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: castro; juliancastro; laraza; tokenminority

1 posted on 08/03/2012 11:11:02 AM PDT by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

Eleanor Clift BARF

(Excuse Me(


2 posted on 08/03/2012 11:12:01 AM PDT by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

A nearly unknown minority rising star is picked to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic convention. No, it’s not 2004—this year’s chosen one is Julian Castro, San Antonio’s mayor. Eleanor Clift on how he could mirror Obama.


3 posted on 08/03/2012 11:12:33 AM PDT by re_tail20
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4 posted on 08/03/2012 11:14:37 AM PDT by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

The real news here is that Eleanor Clift is still alive! Who knew?


5 posted on 08/03/2012 11:14:43 AM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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6 posted on 08/03/2012 11:18:19 AM PDT by re_tail20
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7 posted on 08/03/2012 11:19:33 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: re_tail20

Only in your dreams, Eleanor.

Castro - Obama lite.


8 posted on 08/03/2012 11:19:51 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: re_tail20

This serves as bet hedging, just in case Obama loses in three months. Liberalism will need a replacement.


9 posted on 08/03/2012 11:23:15 AM PDT by re_tail20
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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.


10 posted on 08/03/2012 11:24:34 AM PDT by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

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.


11 posted on 08/03/2012 11:27:49 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

They are throwing him out there to compete with Rubio. won’t work.


12 posted on 08/03/2012 11:30:45 AM PDT by CityCenter
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To: re_tail20
What’s not to love?

I think it's that "D" associated with his name.

13 posted on 08/03/2012 11:37:09 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: re_tail20

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.


14 posted on 08/03/2012 11:41:37 AM PDT by SatinDoll (Natural Born Citizen - born in the USA of citizen parents.)
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To: re_tail20
If by asking "Is he the next Obama?" you mean "is he the next pre-fab, ginned-up empty-suit Libtard Loser to hit the foundering skids for the self-sublimating Dumbocrats?", then yes.

Yes, he is.

;-\

15 posted on 08/03/2012 11:58:21 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Dedicated to the removal of the Islamic Regime in America")
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To: jazusamo

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.....


16 posted on 08/03/2012 12:05:36 PM PDT by Newton (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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I hear you. I've only been to SA once and that was a lot of years ago. It sounds like there's a large Hispanic population and the Rats are working hard for their votes.
17 posted on 08/03/2012 12:19:50 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: SatinDoll

“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.


18 posted on 08/03/2012 12:23:25 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: re_tail20

Hmmmm.....An aspiring leftwing national leader named Castro. Hmmm...what could go wrong?


19 posted on 08/03/2012 12:38:41 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: jagusafr

Please God, not another one! One plague of locusts (Obama) per lifetime is one too many.


20 posted on 08/03/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT by Ax
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To: jagusafr

Please God, not another one! One plague of locusts (Obama) per lifetime is one too many.


21 posted on 08/03/2012 12:42:12 PM PDT by Ax
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Why don’t they have someone who truly reflects their beliefs five the keynote address? Get the real thing, Fidel Castro!


22 posted on 08/03/2012 12:59:34 PM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: Newton

He’s a radical just like his mother who was a big La Raza activist. These people don’t need any part of running the USA. We need AMericans with American values. I think BO has ruined any chances for these types of candidates for a long time.


23 posted on 08/03/2012 1:23:33 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: re_tail20

Is this the guy whose mother hates the Alamo? Great pick, losers.


24 posted on 08/03/2012 9:21:34 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions anonymus by the ATF***)
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To: SatinDoll
He has an identical twin brother. Their mother is a radical La Raza activist. References to a father are nil.

I stumbled across a reference to his father from someone local to SA but all it said was his father was an avid fan of Cuba's Fidel Castro. That might explain why we haven't heard much about his dad.

Maybe there's a reason, as in Obama's book referencing "Frank" without mentioning Ffrank's last name.

25 posted on 09/04/2012 11:54:27 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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Well, among people of a certain ethnic background, cheating on one’s wife isn’t unknown.

I suspect the babies daddy was a married man.


26 posted on 09/05/2012 12:22:51 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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