Remember San Antonio mayor Julian Castro? Ever since he was named keynote speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, I’ve kept an eye on the man nearly universally touted as a rising star in Democratic-party politics, even though his record as mayor is . . . brief and thin, particularly in the areas of crime and education.
But now, to his credit, a radio station named Mayor Castro the fourth-most powerful person!
No, not in the state of Texas.
The fourth-most powerful person . . . in San Antonio.
Their profile of Castro notes, “San Antonio’s celebrity mayor has used his ill-defined office to promote himself and the city, and both in a very effective manner.”
Of course, self-promotion can take you far in this world.
Chuck Kerr, an artist at Current, emphasized Julian Castro’s seemingly preordained role in national Democratic politics:
He invited Campaign Spot readers to build their own Castro campaign posters, proudly endorsing the mayor for president, governor, senator, mayor, Jedi Master, or Top Chef contestant.