Hillary Building Ties With Julian Castro

The Washington Post reports Hillary and Bill Clinton have been cozying up with former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, giving rise to speculation she might tab him as her running mate.

Castro has been a nationally rising star since the 2012 Democratic Convention. (I wrote at the time, "Michelle Obama was good, but hands down, the star of the night was Julian Castro.) In May, Obama nominated him as Secretary of HUD. He will be sworn in on Monday. His twin brother Joaquin is a Texas congressman.

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    There has been talk of this in Texas for a couple (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by Angel on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 09:04:53 PM EST
    of years.  I doubt a Clinton/Castro ticket would win Texas but it would certainly get out people who don't normally vote which could be really beneficial to down-ticket races.  

    This seems like (none / 0) (#6)
    by KeysDan on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 10:16:22 AM EST
    a winning combination.  At this point, I do not know much about him other than the public record available.  I trust, however, that he will be fully vetted on all levels.   A past problem of some sort, is what the Republicans always look for, or conjure up,  having no governmental or other programs themselves to offer.   The Republican ideology is, essentially, vote for me and I promise to do nothing.  Works with the base, but not a good bumper sticker overall.

    Hope and change (none / 0) (#7)
    by Wile ECoyote on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 11:13:53 AM EST
    Better Than (5.00 / 3) (#8)
    by squeaky on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 11:39:18 AM EST
    Despair and Entrenchment GOP style.

    If this ticket were to come to pass, and were (none / 0) (#10)
    by Angel on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 01:22:40 PM EST
    they to win the election, I can't even imagine the exploding heads!  Limbaugh would probably have a heart attack.  

    No kidding (none / 0) (#11)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 02:23:37 PM EST
    How wonderful, after having a president named Hussein, to have a VP named Castro.

    Reminds me (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 02:25:20 PM EST
    For the GOP to have any chance (none / 0) (#13)
    by Politalkix on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 02:33:24 PM EST
    of being able to get back to the Whitehouse, they should try to recruit someone with names like Putin, Brezhnev, Bismark, etc. Last names like Bush and Reagan have become stale. Doesn't sell anymore!

    Maybe Ted Cruz (5.00 / 2) (#14)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 02:38:51 PM EST
    Will change his name to Margaret Thatcher

    LOL, indeed! (none / 0) (#15)
    by ruffian on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 03:08:18 PM EST
    It would also be good to have (5.00 / 3) (#9)
    by ruffian on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 11:57:52 AM EST
    him as a VP with a focus on domestic issues and immigration.

    I said along time ago (none / 0) (#1)
    by MKS on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 08:35:05 PM EST
    he would be VP.

    Did you think Richardson would endorse (none / 0) (#2)
    by oculus on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 08:45:10 PM EST
    Mrs. Clinton?

    The first time around in 2008? (none / 0) (#5)
    by MKS on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 09:43:47 PM EST
    No, Bill Richardson looked like he had swallowed a jar of pickle juice when he was watching football with Bill.

    Blacks and Hispanics (none / 0) (#3)
    by NYShooter on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 08:53:17 PM EST
    make up 30% of the U.S. population. And, Hispanics have been increasing at the rate of one million/yr. over the past several years.

    Brilliant move if our speculation turns out true.