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Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:42 AM

Something good from Texas

at least I'm hoping that's what y'all will see when Julian Castro speaks at the democratic convention tonight. He is our rising star and very popular mayor of San Antonio. Be sure to tune in or set your DVR for 10:00 EST tonight. Details in this article:



(CBS News) CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Democratic National Convention officially gets started Tuesday with a keynote address from San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and a speech by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Here's a look at what to expect from the festivities, which will be streamed live on CBSNews.com.

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro's keynote address, 10 p.m. ET

Castro, 37, is in his second term as mayor of the nation's seventh-largest city after easily winning re-election in 2011 with nearly 82 percent of the vote. The Obama campaign notes that his life story in many ways mirrors President Obama's: He and his identical twin brother Joaquin Castro came from modest beginnings and relied on scholarships, grants and loans to attend Stanford University and then Harvard Law School.

A senior campaign official told CBS News that Castro's keynote address will share that personal story "and reflect on the things we need to do as a country to create more Julian Castros, more Barack Obamas to ensure that every young person across this country can achieve their dreams."

Castro's star is rising within the Democratic party at the same time that Democrats are starting to see potential to turn Texas into a blue state, due to the growing Hispanic community. While Texas is for now a solidly Republican state when it comes to presidential politics, the Hispanic community will play a key role in swing states like Colorado and Nevada this year ...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57505290-503544/what-to-watch-at-the-democratic-convention-tuesday/



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TBF Sep 2012 OP
Warpy Sep 2012 #1
TBF Sep 2012 #2
Major Nikon Sep 2012 #3
ceile Sep 2012 #4
ananda Sep 2012 #5
northoftheborder Sep 2012 #6
HopeHoops Sep 2012 #7
TBF Sep 2012 #8
TBF Sep 2012 #9

Response to TBF (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:50 AM

1. You've got to be tough as nails to be a lefty in Texas

or anywhere in the south. They're some of the most committed, energetic lefties I know.

I just wish they weren't so outnumbered.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 10:53 AM

2. Labor is key -

and energizing the Hispanic vote will turn Texas blue. This guy is very popular here and I'm expecting a terrific speech

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:11 AM

3. Depending on where you live, this is true

The county I live in is one of the reddest in the state, so it's definitely tough. Other places it isn't so bad. Most of the large cities in Texas are solidly blue. Dallas isn't that bad at all. It's some of the suburbs and rural areas that are tough.

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Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:24 AM

4. I'll be watching. I'm sure he's just as great as his brother.

I've met Joaquin. Wonderfule man, very humble. He was the only pol to show up and receive an award from my non-profit at our conference last year. The others didn't even bother to RSVP Y or N. Guess what party they were from....

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:24 AM

5. I'll tune in for that speech.

Thanks for posting!

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Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:55 AM

6. He may be better looking than Cisneros, which is saying a lot!

Hopefully much smarter about his personal life.

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Tue Sep 4, 2012, 12:15 PM

7. I'm sure FOX will be having fun with his name.

 

More proof that Obama loves COMMUNISTS!

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Tue Sep 4, 2012, 03:18 PM

8. More from the DNC website -

Mayor Castro is well known for the work he has done in San Antonio to move the city forward through a strengthened economy, improved education, and increased energy efficiency. Lynn Buhaug, the wife of a delegate from New Mexico, also commented that Castro’s keynote address will “help move the party and the country forward. Latinos are a huge part of the Democratic Party, and to see them getting this kind of recognition is a great sign of the direction in which Democrats want to take our country.”

http://www.demconvention.com/convention-goers-excited-for-castros-keynote/

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Tue Sep 4, 2012, 11:06 PM

9. Very nicely done Julian -

Though your daughter may have stolen the show! What an adorable little girl.

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