HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » 2016 Postmortem (Forum) » AP: Julian Castro says he...

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:13 PM

AP: Julian Castro says he isn't being vetted as a potential running mate

"U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro said Friday he isn't being vetted as a potential running mate for Democrat Hillary Clinton and continued to maintain that he is unlikely to be offered the job.

But the 41-year-old rising star among Democrats wouldn't say one way or the other whether he would accept if Clinton asked him to join the ticket as her vice presidential candidate.

"I'm not going to get into that. Number one, I've said for a long time, I don't believe that's going to happen," Castro said. "This is a decision that she's going to make and I'm going to be happy to support whatever the ticket is."


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DEM_2016_JULIAN_CASTRO?SITE=NVREN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

13 replies, 951 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 13 replies Author Time Post
Reply AP: Julian Castro says he isn't being vetted as a potential running mate (Original post)
NWCorona Jun 2016 OP
TexasBushwhacker Jun 2016 #1
sabbat hunter Jun 2016 #2
chillfactor Jun 2016 #4
TexasBushwhacker Jun 2016 #5
Lord Magus Jun 2016 #8
TexasBushwhacker Jun 2016 #10
Lord Magus Jun 2016 #11
TexasBushwhacker Jun 2016 #13
sufrommich Jun 2016 #3
kerry-is-my-prez Jun 2016 #6
eastwestdem Jun 2016 #7
okasha Jun 2016 #9
Gothmog Jun 2016 #12

Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:16 PM

1. He would do better for himself to run for statewide office

in Texas if he wants to move into the executive branch. He's young. He has some time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:21 PM

2. I think

he needs a bit more seasoning, and being a VP might be a great place to get it. He could make the GOP spend money in Texas that they wouldn't otherwise spend, being that TExas is usually a deep red state.

Another good choice would be Sherrod Brown, good progressive background, comes from a swing state.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabbat hunter (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:30 PM

4. agree with both of your choices....

but Castro would be my first choice....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sabbat hunter (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:31 PM

5. I prefer that a VP be qualified to President

To me, Julian just isn't there yet. I like Sherrod Brown, but like Warren, I'd hate to lose him in the Senate. Massachusetts has a special election after a senator doesn't finish their term, so I would prefer Warren over Brown. Ohio just goes with a gubernatorial appointment (by Kasich - yikes!).

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 08:13 PM

8. Statewide office in Texas is a tall order.

If Latino turnout in Texas could meet or exceed the national average, the state could be put in play. But we're a long way from that now.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lord Magus (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 09:27 PM

10. Attorney General maybe? Then Governor or Senator?

I just think heeds more experience running something big. HUD is fine but he's only been there 2 years. Assuming the Dems are victorious in November, he could stay on with HUD for another 4 to 8 years. I would still like to see him hold elective office again before jumping to the VP spot.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 09:47 PM

11. Since his brother already has their district's House seat, maybe state senate?

He needs to raise his profile in-state in the short term before running statewide.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lord Magus (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 18, 2016, 01:37 PM

13. San Antonio has 5 districts though

Lloyd Dogget (D) will be 70 in October, so he may be ready to retire in the next few years. Two of the others are Repubs. One is older (Lamar Smith) and has been in Congress for 30 years, so he might be ripe for replacement too.

Senator John Cornyn is only 64 but he may be ready to take a lucrative lobbyist position before retiring altogether. He's up for reelection in 2020.

Then there's Lt Governor (certified loony toon and state embarrasment) Dan Patrick who is 66 and up for reelection in 2018.

I just think a state senator seat would be a big step backward for Julian. But it's really kind of part time in hours and pay, so if he could do something in addition that would be good for his political career it might be okay.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:26 PM

3. Has anyone ever admitted they were being vetted? nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sufrommich (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:32 PM

6. Not that I've ever seen....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 07:42 PM

7. I like Castro, but think that his youth might make Hillary look older by comparison. Also, Texas.

 

It would be better to have a VP from a swing state. I'm still for Brown.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 08:20 PM

9. He's on the short list.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NWCorona (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2016, 09:56 PM

12. I zm The Texas State Democratic Convention

There are a number of leaders still hopling that Julian Castro will be the nominee. I personasly doubt that Castro will be the nominee. Senator Warren makes more sense given Sanders behavior

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread