Julian Castro Is Running For President
Former Democrat San Antonio mayor and Obama HUD Secretary Julian Castro is entering the 2020 presidential race Saturday in his hometown.
The Politico speculates that Nevada’s early primary could give Castro a boost, but California moving its primary up to March appears to favor that state’s senator Kamala Harris much more than Castro.
Castro recently pulled off the impressive feat of saying that troops should be pulled out of Syria while also criticizing President Trump’s handling of the hoped-for troop pullout.
Castro will need some creativity to compete with other 2020 aspirants, who are trying to top each other with social media appeal as they flirt with running or outright declare their intentions.
Elizabeth Warren flopped with her beer-toting announcement-day video, which came off stilted.
Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke went to the dentist.
Kamala Harris changed the “Dreamers Welcome Here” sign outside her Capitol Hill office to a Spanish-language sign.
But the Democrat trend-setter Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who declined Vox’s support for her to run for president in 2020, is driving the mainstream media meme-off.