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  •  No mayor (13+ / 0-)

    has EVER gone directly to the White House. Won't happen.

    Castro would have to win a higher office first.

    "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. http://www.kynect.ky.gov/ for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

    by SouthernLeveller on Thu Dec 12, 2013 at 08:46:41 AM PST

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    •  He's not even a real mayor (2+ / 0-)
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      He's a weak mayor. Essentially a glofiified city councilman.

      •  Well, for a weak mayor, (3+ / 0-)

        he's getting lots of good shit done for San Antonio.
        Seriously, I like both Castro brothers and think they have bright futures in Democratic politics. But if since no mayor has ever gone directly to the WH and no one has gone directly from the U.S. House to the WH since John Quincy Adams, they both just passed up opportunities for a POTUS run in '16.

        "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. http://www.kynect.ky.gov/ for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

        by SouthernLeveller on Thu Dec 12, 2013 at 09:22:10 AM PST

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        •  I like him (1+ / 0-)
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          But what is he getting done? Weak mayors don't get things done in a  weak mayor system. City managers and the city council do. I like him, too. But he's ridiculously unqualified to be president and the party would be idiotic to put him on either slot of the ticket until he gets more experience. He needs to get elected to a statewide position  or possibly get a high level cabinent nomination from the next (or maybe even current) president and use that as a stepping stone to Govenor or senator.

        •  what, specifically, has he accomplished? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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          •  What kids of buzzwords do you need? (2+ / 0-)
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            Mayor Castro

            During his tenure, San Antonio ranked No. 1 on the Milken Institute’s Best-Performing Cities list, graded A+ for doing business by Forbes and ranked as the nation’s No. 3 new tech hotspot by Forbes.

            In November 2012, Mayor Castro led a voter-approved public referendum that will expand high-quality Pre-K services to more than 22,000 San Antonio four-year-olds over the next eight years.

            Mayor Castro also has brought a sense of urgency to revitalizing the city’s urban core, including the underserved East Side of San Antonio, by initiating the “Decade of Downtown” and approving a series of incentives to encourage inner city investment. These efforts have spurred plans for the construction of more than 2,400 housing units in the center city by 2014.

            There are also some headlines not presented on his overview there.

            Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio Faces Recall Effort Thanks to Gay Rights Law

            San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro speaks out against Arkansas voter ID law

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            "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

            There are no Christians in foxholes.

            by Odysseus on Thu Dec 12, 2013 at 12:21:08 PM PST

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