El joven Alcalde hispano de San Antonio, Julián Castro, anuncia en el video que Chicago lo ha seleccionado para que sea el encargado de dar el keynote address (el discurso que marca la pauta de la convención) en la Convención Demócrata.
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in September, becoming the first Latino ever to be chosen for the prestigious slot.
Castro, 37, will address the crowd on the opening night of the convention on Tuesday Sept. 4 in Charlotte, N.C., where Democrats will officially renominate President Obama for a second term. Castro’s prime speaking spot is sure to stoke speculation about his political future, since Obama’s keynote address in 2004 helped launch his national political career. As is tradition, also speaking that night will be the First Lady, Michelle Obama.
(...) The selection of Castro is the most evident sign yet that Democrats view him as a rising star within the party who could one day run for the nation’s highest office.
The duty of keynote speaker is typically bequeathed to promising political figures. Barack Obama’s keynote address, delivered while he was a little-known Illinois state senator, introduced him to the national stage on his way to winning a seat in the U.S. Senate at the age of 43. Four years later, he would be elected as the nation’s first black president.