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Julian Castro possible secretary of HUD

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Huffington Post, May 17, 2014: Obama Eyeing Julian Castro To Lead HUD

    "Shuffling his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama plans to nominate Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan to be budget director and is considering San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to succeed Donovan, according to people familiar with the selection process."

    I think Julian Castro would be an outstanding choice for Housing Secretary, and it would set him up to be the VP choice under Hillary Clinton in 2016.
  • Democrat
    New York, NY
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    Schmidt Wrote: Huffington Post, May 17, 2014: Obama Eyeing Julian Castro To Lead HUD

    "Shuffling his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama plans to nominate Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan to be budget director and is considering San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to succeed Donovan, according to people familiar with the selection process."

    I think Julian Castro would be an outstanding choice for Housing Secretary, and it would set him up to be the VP choice under Hillary Clinton in 2016.
    I, too, think Julian Castro would make a find choice for HUD Secretary. He's young, highly intelligent, a Democrat and on top of the game. The 39-year old, three-term mayor would seem to be an excellent choice for VP. He seems worlds apart from Tea party favorite Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.
  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    Obama made it official today. Castro is his nomination pick to lead HUD. I think this is interesting, as its a very good stepping stone for Castro, as both you pointed out. A virtual unknown minority, with so far a good reputation, coming out of Texas where hispanic immigration is certainly a growing conversation.. He could do some real damage in 2016, if he keeps up the pace. Or maybe 2020. Who knows. Hate to distill his life's work down to the talking points of political pros and cons... he also seems like a good guy. That counts too. We shall see. Hopefully he ends up an asset to the Democratic Party.