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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:53 PM

MSNBC: Julian Castro is now in the 2020 Presidential race.....

Watching Julian Castro in his announcement speech on MSNBC.

Talking about his San Antonio roots. There is a lot of passion there.

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Reply MSNBC: Julian Castro is now in the 2020 Presidential race..... (Original post)
ProudMNDemocrat Jan 2019 OP
Goodheart Jan 2019 #1
customerserviceguy Jan 2019 #13
Claritie Pixie Jan 2019 #2
Goodheart Jan 2019 #4
standingtall Jan 2019 #3
Polybius Jan 2019 #8
standingtall Jan 2019 #9
SaschaHM Jan 2019 #10
ProudMNDemocrat Jan 2019 #5
Amishman Jan 2019 #6
chimpymustgo Jan 2019 #7
SaschaHM Jan 2019 #11
Gothmog Jan 2019 #12
rogue emissary Jan 2019 #14

Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:57 PM

1. So many Democrats to love.

Don't know how to choose.

Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Beto O'Rourke, Corey Booker, Amy Klobuchar....

I think it would be Beto, only because I don't think Castro can raise the necessary money.

Beto and Kamala.... come on down!

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:11 PM

13. Maybe too many

When GOP'ers started dropping out of the race in 2016, their support often gravitated to the ev wentual nominee, because of a lack of identity politics (except for Christian fundamentalism) in the GOP. We have the problem of each new candidate appealing strongly to a group that thinks, "Our turn!" and is liable to feel cheated by the process that eventually selects our nominee.

We have one additional wrinkle this time around, the superdelegates don't get to vote on the first ballot, and when they do on subsequent ballots, it will probably be as a bloc, fueling charges of the system being rigged against the groups identifying with losing candidates who seemed to have a shot going into the convention. And you can bet that the GOP/Russians will have plenty of gasoline to pour on the fire.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 01:58 PM

2. His speaking style reminds me of Obama. He's really good.

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Response to Claritie Pixie (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:01 PM

4. He's very intelligent and generally awesome.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:00 PM

3. I would prefer him to run for senator instead

He might actually have a chance to win that seat and it would be a major blow to republicans.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:34 PM

8. I don't know

A fantastic candidate like Beto couldn't win in Texas against a hated opponent in a Democratic year. It will be extremely tough for Castro to beat Cornyn in 2020, who is more popular than Cruz.

Then again, Cruz is a far better debater and campaigner than Cornyn, so it might be close.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:40 PM

9. If 2018 was a Democratic year 2020 will be a bigger one

sense it's a Presidential election and turnout is always higher which favors Democrats, and if Beto where to pull off an upset and win the nomination or is on the bottom of the ticket Castro would have additional coat tails in Texas.

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Response to standingtall (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:44 PM

10. It's not that difficult to transition from running for President to running for Senator.

All he would need to do is get out early enough to make those filing deadlines. This in fact gives him a chance to build a larger national profile before the transition.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:06 PM

5. Democrats do have a deep bench of candidates........

It will be hard to choose, that is for sure.

But someone who can ignite the Latino vote, the Asian vote, the African-American vote, the Youth and Women, will get my vote. The energy and passion is there. We need to support that.

Voters are getting younger, they have dreams. At 66, I want this country and it's government to be in better shape all around for the generations coming up well after I am gone. I have my daughter (43) and 3 granddaughters aged 21, 7, and 5, to have the rights and freedoms I have and DO NOT take for granted. This country will be theirs.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:19 PM

6. Crowded field, and Castro doesn't have much name recognition

He's a decent candidate but I don't see him offering anything unique. If he were a food he'd be mac and cheese, enjoyable and satisfying but hardly anything special

He strikes me as VP material, widens the states in play and has no baggage

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Response to Amishman (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:29 PM

7. I think he's running for VP. But good idea for a thread: if your candidate were a food

what food would he/she be?

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:46 PM

11. I'm glad he's running. nt.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:37 PM

12. I really like Julian Castro

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:28 PM

14. I've been watching him for a while.

If he can gain ground in a crowded field. I think he has a shot.

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