Archive for June 22nd, 2016

Remember when Commentary put out yesterday that there might be three candidates on Secretary Hillary Clinton’s short list for VP. Now there may be six. Check this from an online story:

Clinton has not yet conducted formal interviews, but has devoted hours studying the records and backgrounds of several Democrats on a list that includes Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro of Texas. 

But those three should not be seen as absolute finalists, several Democrats said, only as active contenders. The roster also may include Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Rep. Xavier Beccera of California.

Now check this from the front page of today’s Chron:

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is on the short list of potential running mates for Hillary Clinton and has been asked by her campaign to provide personal information.

Citing Democratic sources, the Associated Press reported that in addition to Castro, a pared-down list the Clinton campaign is considering includes Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and that others also may yet be in the running.

Here is the entire article: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Former-San-Antonio-mayor-said-to-be-on-Clinton-s-8316621.php.

A Castro selection would no doubt be huge for Harris County Democrats.   He is a fellow Texas Democrat and he has a number of friends and political relationships in H-Town.   Local Dems would get excited about his candidacy.

Local Latinos also would very well get excited having Castro on the ticket. That combined with 89% of Latinos having a negative view of Donald Trump, well you get the picture. The Latino voter turnout potential – WOW! You know what, though. I am just going to wait until Hillary announces her selection. I certainly don’t want to get ahead of myself.  Imagine, though.

Care to guess how the ‘Stros were sitting after 72 games last season?

I was hoping this fella would just go away. Check this tweet:

Fox News ‏@FoxNews 32m32 minutes ago

Breaking News: Marco Rubio will run for re-election in the Senate, Fox News confirms.

I really just don’t see the following happening. It is wishful thinking.  I am talking about a delegate revolt at the GOP convention. Here is from Politico:

They’re leaderless, cash-poor and facing an impossibly tight deadline. But Republican activists clamoring to block Donald Trump from the GOP nomination say they’re suddenly in the midst of a Dump-Trump bump. 

News of the mogul’s dismal fundraising and skeletal campaign staff has energized the ragtag band of delegates looking to unseat Trump as the party’s nominee at next month’s national convention. A handful of Republican Party insiders, long dismissive of attempts to block Trump, are now more convinced that there will be a substantive effort to stop him. 

“It’s implausible but not impossible given the unrest,” said Randy Evans, a Republican National Committeeman from Georgia. 

Here is the entire story: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/donald-trump-delegate-revolt-224634.

Nope.  The movement needs some grown-ups involved.

And this tweet:

Fox News ‏@FoxNews 3m3 minutes ago

.@realDonaldTrump on his campaign funds: “We want to keep it lean. I’m not looking to spend all this money.”

Now Trump knows he can’t raise it.

Happy Birthday today to Marisol Valero!

How about this:

Brian McTaggart Retweeted

ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo 1h1 hour ago

Carlos Correa is 21 and he has 4 career walk-off hits…Derek Jeter had 7 career walk-off hits.

Last season, the ‘Stros were 41-31 after 72 games. This season we are 36-36.

We are back to .500 – finally.

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