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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:00 AM

 

The ABCs of Julian Castro's uphill path to the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020

AUSTIN — It's almost as if Julián Castro is taking on his rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in alphabetical order — Beto ... Biden ... Buttigieg ...

As the only Texan of either party remaining in the race, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama administration cabinet secretary is continuing the pattern he started at the first debate: Look for a candidate who is polling better, raising more money and drawing more media attention, and punch him in the gut.

That's what Castro did June 26 in Detroit when he went after former El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke on immigration policy, and admonished him with "do your homework" on the finer points of current law. Most pundits agreed that Castro got the better of the exchange and it wasn't long before O'Rourke slipped from his perch among the Democratic frontrunners, before finally ending his campaign Nov. 1.

Fast-forward to Sept. 13 in Houston. Castro picked a fight with former Vice President Joe Biden on health care policy in the Texas debate. In a dig that some took as an attack on the Biden's age — he'll turn 77 Nov. 2 — the 45-year-old Castro accused Biden of forgetting what he had said a few minutes earlier on the debate stage.

Read more: https://www.caller.com/story/news/columnists/john-moritz/2019/11/08/why-julian-castro-going-on-the-attack-against-pete-buttigieg/2520374001/
(Corpus Christi Caller Times)

Good news for Sanders and Warren since they are at the end of the alphabet.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:06 AM

1. That didn't go so well for Castro

 

when he pulled that stunt on VP Joe Biden.

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primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:13 AM

3. It didn't go that well when he did that to Beto either.

 

He received about three days of attention afterwards and remained at 1% in the polls.

I would encourage him to withdraw and run the Senate, but I don't see where he has a chance there either. I envision him as more of an administrator in a Cabinet position rather than as a Democratic party leader.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:17 AM

4. Sounds about right to me, too...

 

Good to hear it didn't go so well for Castro calling out Beto, either!

Has he learned? We shall see.
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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:20 AM

5. Time for him to move on

 

He has some good ideas, but at this point, we need some real consolidation, and he has basically zero chance at this point. Find another role to play, Julian. don't go away, but this isn't your time for Pres.
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Response to relayerbob (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:04 PM

6. Yes

 

When he couldn't attract enough of the Latino vote to break into double digits in the polls, I knew it was over for him.
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