Will Julian Castro Run for President in 2016?

Julian CastroAt only 38 years old Julian Castro is young man in the realm of politics.  But, after delivering a charismatic, well-received keynote address at the Democratic national convention a few weeks ago, there have been a calls for a 2016 presidential run for the San Antonio mayor.  According to an informal poll conducted by the Huffington Post at the Democratic national convention, Julian Castro received 10 out of 74 votes as the person attendees would most like to see run for president in 2016.  That put him second only to Hillary Clinton.

Despite his status as a rising-star within the democratic party, it does not appear that Mr. Castro has any plans to run in 2016.  Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post reported on Twitter that Julian Castro thinks the country is ready for a Latino president, but that it won’t be him. Castro is a blue dog democrat, but not quite the blue dogs of the barefoot proximity pet parents.

Based on his age and lack of experience, it doesn’t appear Julian Castro will attempt a presidential run in 2016.   However, it would not be surprising to see Castro make a  run at becoming the first Latino governor of Texas in 2014.

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