Friday, July 10, 2020

Who Will It Be?

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Now that Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee the question turns to “who will be her Vice President?” Three Latinos have already made the shortlist for vice president. Julian Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Tom Perez, Secretary of Labor, and Xavier Becerra, congressman from California and chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. All three Latinos are highly qualified and would help motivate the Latino community throughout the country.

“The [Clinton] campaign likes to highlight that type of message: of opportunity, of hard work, of making the country a better place for everyone,” stated Democratic consultant Melisa Diaz.

She added that “the name that I’ve seen around the most is Castro because he is young, he’s a fresh face, and he has a distinguished and successful personal story of making it in the United States.” Also noting that “obviously, it would be historic to have the first Hispanic on a presidential ticket.

And how historic it would be for Democrats and Americans to have a ticket with two “first.” The first woman nominated by a major political party and the first Latino candidate nominated on the same ticket. It would be a true representation of the current face of America. An America that once again believed in its tenants of hard work and opportunity for all.

Some other names that are being considered are Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, and Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. All of these candidates are sure to create a large amount of enthusiasm within the party’s base and help energize the campaign going into the Fall.