“It was a fine speech, but at least for me, a fairly forgettable one.”
- Ryan Lizza on Julian Castro’s impossible task: why Castro’s convention keynote didn’t match President Obama’s from 2004: http://nyr.kr/NLnS7W
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lol says the white guy who probably couldn’t give two shits about the welfare of latin@s. this man is an inspiration.
As I wrote about yesterday, Julian Castro is not Barack Obama and any comparison between them will be limited and very poor. By the way here’s Arturo Carmona of Presente.org and his take on Castro for Fox News Latino, yes FOX NEWS LATINO,
How could those of us watching last night’s historic Democratic Convention speech by Julian Castro, the first DNC keynote by a Latino, not be moved? As many of us watched San Antonio Mayor Castro talk about his grandmother, who taught herself to read and write while raising a family as a live-in cook and babysitter, and his mother, Rosie Castro, who many us know as a longtime Latina activist, we related to the Castros’ story. Indeed, when Mayor Castro said “my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone,” we saw ourselves.
I’m completely with withquest’s comments above.