NY Times: Obama Intends to Pick Hispanic Texas Mayor Who Delivered Democratic Convention Keynote for Cabinet Post

Dave Urbanski
The Blaze

President Obama intends to pick San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro — who delivered the crucial keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention — as the secretary of housing and urban development, the New York Times reported, citing Democrats informed about the situation.

Putting 39-year-old Julian Castro in the Cabinet would raise the profile of the three-term mayor who’s been discussed as a possible Democratic vice presidential pick in 2016. Obama chose Castro to deliver the keynote address at the party’s convention two years ago.

In his keynote address — the first delivered by a Hispanic-American at a Democratic National Convention — Castro chided Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, saying he “does not know how good he has had it.”

“What we don’t accept is that some folks won’t even get a chance and Mitt Romney and the GOP are perfectly comfortable with that America,” Castro added during his keynote.

Castro also has said that his own state will soon shift Democratic. “In a couple of presidential cycles, you’ll be on election night, you’ll be announcing we’re calling the 38 electoral votes of Texas for the Democratic nominee for president,” Castro told CBS News’ Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation” in 2013…



The article continues, with video, at The Blaze.



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…Maria del Rosario Castro also was a member of the La Raza Unida, a radical movement that defended the civil rights of Mexican-Americans in Texas.

The 37-year-old Hispanic mayor told New York Times Magazine that upon being elected mayor in 2009 he promptly hung in his private office a 1971 La Raza Unida City Council campaign poster that featured his mother…


Julian Castro: A Radical Revealed

…he, along with his twin, Joaquin, currently running for Congress, learned their politics on their mother’s knee and in the streets of San Antonio. Their mother, Rosie helped found a radical, anti-white, socialist Chicano party called La Raza Unida (literally “The Race United”) that sought to create a separate country—Aztlan—in the Southwest.

Today she helps manage her sons’ political careers, after a storied career of her own as a community activist and a stint as San Antonio Housing Authority ombudsman.

Far from denouncing his mother’s controversial politics, Castro sees them as his inspiration…



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