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No Julian Castro at Dem convention - WTF - (Original Post) cilla4progress Aug 2020 OP
Well, we needed to make plenty of space for all the Reptilican speakers. lagomorph777 Aug 2020 #1
Who are you talking about? lillypaddle Aug 2020 #2
Kasich cilla4progress Aug 2020 #6
Chuck Hagel, John Kasich, Mike Bloomberg, Jeff Deans lagomorph777 Aug 2020 #7
Are you serious about Bloomberg? nolabear Aug 2020 #26
You mean the Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton and spoke at the 2016 Convention? brooklynite Aug 2020 #30
Look, I said I'd forgive if he keeps his word. nolabear Aug 2020 #33
Maybe he knows more than the armchair campaign managers here... brooklynite Aug 2020 #37
Of course there's "latinos/latinas" on the schedule awesomerwb1 Aug 2020 #3
Isn't AOC Latina? TomCADem Aug 2020 #29
Yep awesomerwb1 Aug 2020 #31
He was one of the last to endorse Biden. blue cat Aug 2020 #4
I was terribly disappointed too. He seemed to resent the fact onetexan Aug 2020 #17
Catherine Cortez Masto, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michelle Lujan Grisham. nsd Aug 2020 #5
AOC still getting only cilla4progress Aug 2020 #9
Yeah, I remember Castro running for president. nsd Aug 2020 #13
Maybe they "forgot" to invite him SlogginThroughIt Aug 2020 #19
Yep, that was beyond the pale. Demsrule86 Aug 2020 #35
Ditto onetexan Aug 2020 #18
:) There are several LatinX featured, including one of the Castros Hortensis Aug 2020 #8
Important spot? cilla4progress Aug 2020 #10
I removed that because I realized I didn't remember Hortensis Aug 2020 #14
Was AOC involved in the primaries in some way that I missed? murielm99 Aug 2020 #16
I'd read about honoring America's Hispanics Hortensis Aug 2020 #21
I understand that it is about Hispanics. murielm99 Aug 2020 #23
:) Agree. At this point it's all about the election and GOTV, Hortensis Aug 2020 #25
This message was self-deleted by its author still_one Aug 2020 #11
Self delete...as you are not right...get on board. Demsrule86 Aug 2020 #12
My gosh cilla4progress Aug 2020 #15
That's right. No criticism until after election. SlogginThroughIt Aug 2020 #20
This sort of post dampens enthusiasm and may cause others not to vote. Demsrule86 Aug 2020 #34
One of two things is happening: Trying to made Dems safe for Moderate Cons to embrace -or- worse. TheBlackAdder Aug 2020 #22
Already getting tired BGBD Aug 2020 #24
Trump is raping us. Frankly I don't care who speaks themaguffin Aug 2020 #27
If Julian was fluent in Spanish it might have helped his case. oasis Aug 2020 #28
The wrong twin gets the attention. hamsterjill Aug 2020 #32
Appreciate the convo here, folks, cilla4progress Aug 2020 #36
He isn't popular among Latinos JI7 Aug 2020 #38

nolabear

(41,821 posts)
26. Are you serious about Bloomberg?
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 11:50 AM
Aug 2020

That lying sack of crap who was going to bombard the airwaves with anti-45 ads?

*note: if he does in the next couple of months I’ll consider forgiving him.

brooklynite

(92,997 posts)
30. You mean the Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton and spoke at the 2016 Convention?
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 11:56 AM
Aug 2020

BTW: I assume you're equally upset at how little Bidden has spent in the dog days of August?

nolabear

(41,821 posts)
33. Look, I said I'd forgive if he keeps his word.
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 12:01 PM
Aug 2020

But he’s the one who made a big deal of it and I haven’t seen it.

brooklynite

(92,997 posts)
37. Maybe he knows more than the armchair campaign managers here...
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 01:46 PM
Aug 2020

...about when is the best time to be spending.

onetexan

(12,909 posts)
17. I was terribly disappointed too. He seemed to resent the fact
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 11:09 AM
Aug 2020

He did not seem to be a team player. He also did not do well in the debates & didnt have broader Latino support outside of TX. I think the castro bros should focus on TX positions of office rather than run for fed level.

nsd

(2,406 posts)
5. Catherine Cortez Masto, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 10:50 AM
Aug 2020

Why should Julian Castro speak? All I remember about that guy from the debates is thinking he's a jerk.

cilla4progress

(24,386 posts)
9. AOC still getting only
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 10:53 AM
Aug 2020

one minute?

Castro was only Latino running for Prez. He deserves a spot, IMHO. And I think it's a stick in the eye and mistake not to give him one!

nsd

(2,406 posts)
13. Yeah, I remember Castro running for president.
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 10:55 AM
Aug 2020

In particular, I remember this:



So I'm good with Castro being left out.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
8. :) There are several LatinX featured, including one of the Castros
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 10:53 AM
Aug 2020

according to what I read. First-term Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is apparently in a bit of a snit because she's only featured twice and not given the starring role among a Hispanic lineup chosen from ex-cabinet members, governors, mayors, senators, etc. But she's there also.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
14. I removed that because I realized I didn't remember
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 10:57 AM
Aug 2020

what I read, or even for sure which one.

Okay: It's Julian, but the "important" I remembered was probably his keynote address in 2012; this year he'll be in a segment for our other 2020 candidates.

murielm99

(30,537 posts)
16. Was AOC involved in the primaries in some way that I missed?
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 11:03 AM
Aug 2020

I would rather see Lauren Underwood there. She is doing some serious work. She could use the exposure.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
21. I'd read about honoring America's Hispanics
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 11:19 AM
Aug 2020

at the convention. Sorry, don't know about Underwood, but I like her district's choice also. We have many good people who deserve recognition. Comes with being Democrats.

murielm99

(30,537 posts)
23. I understand that it is about Hispanics.
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 11:26 AM
Aug 2020

There are so many other people, Hispanic and otherwise, who deserve the spotlight. IMO, AOC is overexposed.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
25. :) Agree. At this point it's all about the election and GOTV,
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 11:45 AM
Aug 2020

of course. Where there's a demo to be recognized, they will be. Somehow. Our party is so extremely, wonderfully diverse.

While the Republicans just speak to white men, schmooze white women to stem their departure, toss a few "outreach" bones to AA and Hispanics, and ignore all the rest.

Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

cilla4progress

(24,386 posts)
15. My gosh
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 10:58 AM
Aug 2020

Get in line, huh?

No criticism allowed? Even JOE wants Kamala to be the last person in the room so she can criticize him where appropriate!

Yeah, like, "I'm not gonna vote for Joe now..."

C'mon, man...!

 

BGBD

(3,282 posts)
24. Already getting tired
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 11:29 AM
Aug 2020

of everyone crying over who got how much time to speak at the convention.

Why does Castro deserve a spot to speak, especially at a condensed convention? He didn't get any support during the primary and when he dropped out the first thing he did was run to endorse Warren instead of Biden. Nevermind that he helped give legs to the whole "Biden is in mental decline" thing that the right wing loves so much right now.

oasis

(49,042 posts)
28. If Julian was fluent in Spanish it might have helped his case.
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 11:54 AM
Aug 2020

Addressing the Latinos in the audience with a soothing, familiar tongue, is always a nice touch.

hamsterjill

(15,164 posts)
32. The wrong twin gets the attention.
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 12:01 PM
Aug 2020

As a many decades San Antonion, I’ve watched the Castro brothers come in to their own. While Julian is great, it is Joaquin (happily, my Congressman!!!) who is the fighter.

cilla4progress

(24,386 posts)
36. Appreciate the convo here, folks,
Fri Aug 14, 2020, 12:14 PM
Aug 2020

and, yes, tone!

I especially thank those who have schooled me!

DU at its finest.

ONWARD to the White House for two of America's HEROES!!



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