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September 4, 2012

The Democrats will open their convention tonight with a keynote speaker who is young, Hispanic and little known outside of his home city of San Antonio, Texas.

For Mayor Julian Castro, 37, tonight could be a spring board to national prominence. It was eight years ago when another little known speaker, then-state senator Barack Obama, gave the keynote at that year’s Democratic National Convention.

And the Democrats hope that featuring Castro, the youngest mayor of any top 50 U.S. city, as their keynote speaker will help the Obama campaign in their battle for Hispanic votes.

Castro’s biography is one of ambition, charisma and early success.

He was introduced to politics at an early age by his mother, Rosie, who was part of a movement in Texas that fought for Mexican American civil rights.

Castro, along with his identical twin brother Joaquin, received his undergraduate education at Stanford University and then went onto Harvard Law School.

He moved quickly from Harvard into politics. At age 26 he was elected city councilman in San Antonio, the youngest city councilman in the city’s history. He was elected mayor in 2009 at the age of 34 and won reelection last year with more than 80 percent of San Antonio’s vote.

He may be largely unknown outside of Texas politics, but within that world he has made a name for himself and garnered respect from both sides of the aisle. Former George W. Bush adviser Mark McKinnon has been quoted as saying that Castro “has a very good chance of becoming the first Hispanic president of the United States.”

In their effort to court Hispanic voters, the Democrats have also appointed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to chair the convention.

Hispanics have become a coveted voting group in this year’s election. The Republicans also featured Hispanic speakers at their convention in Tampa last week with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez given primetime slots at the podium. And Mitt Romney’s son, Craig, briefly addressed the convention in fluent Spanish.

In 2008 Hispanics made up 9 percent of the voting population. President Obama carried that group with 67 percent of the vote, compared to John McCain’s 31 percent. The Obama campaign is hoping to at least match, if not exceed that figure this time around.

from:  http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/dnc-2012-meet-keynote-speaker-julian-castro/story?id=17144075#.UEYVZI1lQWc

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Julian Castro was born on September 16th, 1974 (time of birth unknown) in San Antonio, Texas according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Castro

[Mars/Uranus = Eris]

September 16th, 1974

9 + 16 +1+9+7+4 = 46 = his life lesson = Childhood.  The past.  Growing up.  Maturity.  Personal history.  Making history.  Historic.

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September 16th, 1974

9 + 16 = 25 = his core number = Activist.  Advocate.  Rooting for the underdog.  On the go.

Knight of Wands Tarot card

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September 16th, 1974

16 +1+9+7+4 = 37 = his “secret” number = A real family person.  Deeply emotional.  Pouring his heart out.  Just looking out for the best interests of everyone.  My fellow countrymen.

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Julian Castro

133915 311296              44

 

his path of destiny = 44 = Twitter.  Tweeting.  Introspection.  Self-awareness.  I am who I am.  Having his finger on the pulse of what’s happening.  A fresh face.  Staying current.  It is what it is.

Four of Cups Tarot card

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July 31, 2012

 

Eight summers ago, a fresh faced politician took to the podium for a keynote address at the Democratic convention that launched him onto the national stage and a path to the White House.

Among the viewers of then Sen. Barack Obama’s national debut was Julian Castro, now mayor of San Antonio, who will follow in Obama’s footsteps as keynote speaker at the Democratic convention this year in Charlotte.

In picking Castro, Democrats are acknowledging the power of the Latino vote in the 2012 race for the White House and the changing demographics across the country. In attempting to fill Obama’s shoes, Castro, 37, is set to raise his national profile and lay the foundation for possible statewide or national ambitions.

“He could be the first Latino President or Vice President and it would be reasonable to suggest that Julian would be well positioned to be the Democratic nominee for Texas Governor, ” said Walter Clark Wilson a professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio. “Right now he is doing everything right to set up these kinds of situations for the future.”

While still relatively unknown outside of Texas, Castro is considered a rising star among Democrats and has cultivated a relationship with Latino leaders across the country.

In December 2009, he sat a few chairs down from Obama at a roundtable discussion at the White House on jobs and green energy that was captured on video.

Obama had a joke at the young mayor’s expense.

“I thought he was on our staff. I thought he was an intern.” Obama said, as Castro noted that he was the youngest person at the table. “This guy’s a mayor? I’m messing with you. I know who you are.”

Like Obama, Castro rose from a humble background, was raised by a single mother and went on to get an elite education–he has degrees from Stanford University and Harvard Law School.

Castro, who hosted Obama last month in San Antonio, is among the vanguard of younger minority politicians who have roots in traditional ethnic politics but have also been able to move into the political mainstream.

The son of Rosie Castro, a prominent leader of the Mexican-American Civil Rights movement in Texas, Castro is one half of a political duo that includes his twin brother Joaquin, a member of the Texas state legislature who is running for a Congressional seat.

“He has taken the traditional Latino Civil Rights agenda and rather than cast it aside, he’s had a modern interpretation of the Latino world view,” said Antonio Gonzalez, a political activist who is president of the William C. Veasquez Institute. “He isn’t post-racial. He gets the inclusion narrative of an immigrant community and he doesn’t cast race aside. But he broadens the issues to include environment and the economy and the growth of business.”

Castro will be the first Latino to keynote the DNC’s convention–in 1984 Katherine Davalos Ortega, then the U.S. Treasurer, keynoted the Republican convention.

For Democrats, maintaining Obama’s edge among Latinos will be key to victory in November–in 2008 he won 67 percent of the Hispanic vote and a July Gallup poll shows him leading Romney among registered Latino voters 60 to 28 percent.

Yet the choice of Castro highlights a thin Democratic bench to some.

“Democrats had to dig deep and go to a local official to find a fresh Hispanic face on the stage,” said Ana Navarro, Sen. John McCain’s National Hispanic Co-Chair in 2008. “We have three Republican statewide Hispanics that have been elected since the last Convention, with the added bonus all three represent swing states, all three have compelling personal stories and I fully expect to see at least one if not all three showcased in Tampa.”

The Republican convention will be held in Tampa in late August, a week before the Democrats meet in Charlotte.

In a video released Tuesday by the Democratic National Committee, Castro recalled his mother’s activism, and highlighted Obama’s record on health care, the economy and foreign policy.

“He will be a good surrogate on the road, not that you need to do that much because the president is running well with the Latino vote, the question is enthusiasm,” Gonzalez said. “It’s tough on the grassroots, people were giddy in 2008, but you don’t have that anymore. There is a feeling of being beaten down by life, particularly with young people. Maybe Julian can drum up the troops. He will add a lot of value and energy. If I was them I would wind him up and let him go.”

from:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/latino-mayor-to-keynote-dnc-convention/2012/07/31/gJQA3fpqNX_story.html

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Julian Castro was born on September 16th, 1974 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Castro

September 16th, 1964

9 + 16 +1+9+7+4 = 46 = his life lesson = The past.  Personal history.  Making history.

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