While we all thought it was Elizabeth Warren who would be the keynoter, it turns out she is being given a prime time speaking slot; the actual Keynote Address will be Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, Texas.
I think this a good idea.... more, and video after the squiggly thing.
Mayor Castro is 37 years old, and while he narrowly lost his first run at that office in 2005, he won in 2009 with just over 56% of the vote, and won re-election with an astounding 82% of the vote.
This is definitely a play by the Democratic Party for Texas. Not in 2012- the chances that President Obama wins that state or even the Democrats win the open Senate race are close to nil, but with the demographics of the state changing, (See Cachy's excellent diary from the other day, Projecting Texas: The Coming Democratic Plurality) this is how we start to make the move from red to purple to blue happen in the Lone Star State. Personally, I think the change in Texas can happen long before 2024.
Here's a video that Mayor Castro and the DNC released about his upcoming speech: