San Antonio mayor Julian Castro delivers powerful keynote speech in Charlotte
Charlotte, NC, United States (4E) – Julian Castro delivered a rousing keynote speech on Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention becoming the first Hispanic to ever do so. The appearance by the San Antonio, Texas mayor gave a tremendous lift for America’s fast-growing Latino community and the role the demographic will play in the country’s future.
Castro’s speech reminded everyone of Barack Obama who delivered his own keynote address during the convention that nominated John Kerry in 2004. The youthful Texan Democrat emphasized the new American dream on a rapidly changing landscape by describing his own family’s experiences.
Castro is largely unknown on the national stage, but the rising star of the Democratic party electrified the crowd at the Time Warner Center by saying that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney does not understand the problems facing the majority of people in the country.
In his speech, he said that America’s free-market economy allows some to gain prosperity faster than others, but he does not accept a system where some people will not even get a chance to improve their lives regardless of how hard they try. He added that Romney and the Republicans are comfortable with that idea.
He also stated that Romney has taken positions that do not move forward the well being of Hispanics in the country. He cited Romney’s promise to reverse Obama’s health care reforms on his first day in the White House, saying that it would affect 9 million Hispanics living in the U.S. currently not insured and whose only access to affordable health care is through Obamacare.