Another Castro has declared his support for what many still see as the inevitable Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. No, it is not Raul, Fidel’s younger brother (“Fidel Endorses Hillary For President.) This Castro is Joaquin, U.S. House Representative from Texas; the identical twin brother of Julian who served as Mayor of San Antonio from 2009 to 2014 and is now the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama Cabinet.
“There’s no doubt about it: Hillary is the best person to be our 45th president,” Castro declared. “Hillary has always been a tireless advocate for working families — she’s never ceased to make sure everybody has a fair shot at achieving the American Dream.”
Many political analysts are discussing Castro as an excellent VP choice for Clinton. The many benefits of such a vice presidential nominee are obvious. He is young, good-looking, well spoken and one of the more prominent Latino Democrats involved in national politics. In a 2013 Latino Decisions poll, 32% of the Latino voters surveyed said that a Castro bid for vice president would make them more likely to vote for the Democratic ticket in 2016.
In case you’re confused, it is not the Castro who endorsed Hillary people are talking about. It is brother Julian who is attracting all the buzz and excitement!
Don’t shortchange Rep. Castro, however. He is no political slouch. I hear he is every bit as young and good-looking as Julian.
To recap. The Castro who has endorsed Hillary Clinton is not likely to become her running mate. The Castro twin who has not endorsed her is. Go it?
Now wouldn’t a Clinton-Castro ticket be a great choice to go up against a Republican offering of Trump-Rubio? Like the Democratic counter part, Senator Marco Rubio is also young, good-looking, well spoken and one of the more prominent Latinos involved in national politics!
A real Mexican standoff of vice presidential candidates! OK, Rubio is Cuban.
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