7. I'd wager either Joaquin or Julian Castro could whip all the Ted Cruz's in the world
with one hand tied behind his back. One or both of them WILL be president someday - everyone watch and see. Not that I'm the only one who sees it now! Both those guys are Oval Office material. And Joaquin - I just wanna pinch his cheeks every time I look at him. (I'm old enough to say that w/o anyone pearl-clutching on me.) Every parent should be proud to have such sons.
When we're only talking winning and not debating issues, should Hillary run and get nominated this time, she could do worse than tagging Joaquin as a running mate already. You know she'd pull in NY and he'd do the same for Texas with all its electoral college votes. In terms of strategy alone, I'd go for that even though I have other reasons as well.
And I give us all credit for knowing that President Obama will be the kingmaker in '16. I fully trust his decision will be made in the least personal and most effective manner humanly possible.