It's no secret that being the keynote speaker at your political party's convention is something highly coveted by rising politicos.
Just look back at the Democratic National Convention eight years ago, when a relatively unknown senatorial candidate gave a rousing speech that grabbed national attention (he is now the President of the United States).
So, when the Dems recently announced that the young and upcoming mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, would be giving the keynote speech at this year's convention everyone began prognosticating that he's the Hispanic Obama.
So just who is Julian? Well ...
- He was elected mayor when he was 34, a relatively young age for politicos. And, at 37, he is already on his second term.
- He comes from a political active family - his mother was the leader in a Texas Chicano rights movement and his identical twin brother serves in the state legislature.
- Julian went to Stanford and Harvard Law. (He even credits affirmative action for helping him get into Stanford.)
- He's pretty liberal for a Texan, meaning he's moderate everywhere else.
- Whenever anyone describes him they use terms like "intelligent," "smart" and "cerebral".
Oh, and besides all that, he's good looking man.
Seriously, his pics look like they could have come from GQ magazine!
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