With news that San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will deliver the keynote address at this year's Democratic National Convention, a political junkie has to seriously rethink the popular theory that Castro would take a position in a second-term Obama administration (say ... education czar). The coveted slot on the convention agenda (Senate candidate and consumer watchdog Elizabeth Warren was said to be in the running) has become a springboard to a presidential run. But we're not electing mayors to the oval office; we nominate and elect governors and sometimes senators. So what's the best path to a statewide office for Castro in Texas, where the much predicted shift back to purple and blue could still be years away?
- Wednesday, 01 August 2012 07:51