Julian Castro rising DNC star

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C.—In a speech that instantly invoked comparisons to Barack Obama's star-making turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro invoked his personal story as the descendent of Mexican immigrants to press the case that Mitt Romney "just doesn't get it" when it comes to the struggles of average Americans.
    Castro, the first Latino to deliver the DNC keynote, spoke of the "unlikely journey" that led him from a poor upbringing in Texas to a rising star of the Democratic party. He talked about his grandmother, an orphan, who immigrated to the United States and dropped out of school in the fourth grade to work and support her family.
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    Julian Castro: Mitt Romney
     
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    It was a disappointing speech. lots of plattitudes. no substance.
     
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    impressive guy. I think we're going to hear a lot more from him.
     
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    From the bit I heard, he killed Romney. Shows just what a glass jaw the Governor has.
     
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    He did fine but Deval rocked the house. And Mrs. O was without parallel tonight.
     
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    I do think that Julian Castro will be someone to watch, but I wasn't blown away by his speech. I think he did just fine, but it wasn't a star-maker.
     
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    Who gives a fuck. I'm decended from an Austrian coal miner and a Slovanian Gypsy.

    Over the years in this country our family has endured poverty, homelessness, starvation, drug abuse, mental illness, incareration, a near-death beating hate crime, etc. etc.

    And we're still Republicans.

    You can shove the bullshit Liberal sad-sack story give me what I don't got, you got more than I do cock and bull poor deprived down-trodden hapless and hopeless lying tripe UP YER ASS.
     
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    I see that empathy bleeding from your soul
     
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    Cause and effect is a tough concept.

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