Keynote

Castro: Mitt Got 'Extreme Makeover'

“Mitt Romney doesn’t get it,” said San Antonio Mayor ++Julián Castro++ [http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/04/can-julian-castro-democrats-keynote-speaker-out-obama-obama.html] in his keynote speech Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention. “But Barack Obama gets it.” The rising Democratic Party star attacked Romney for not understanding what it means to pull yourself up by your bootstraps—as Castro and his twin brother, Texas state representative Joaquín, do. He blasted Romney for saying “no” to immigrants’ rights and same-sex marriage and for flip-flopping on health care: “Mitt Romney has undergone an extreme makeover, and it ain’t pretty.” As Charlotte cheered, Castro credited Obama with saving the country from a depression and investing in Americans. “It’s a choice between a politician who rewards companies that ship American jobs overseas ... or a leader who brings jobs back home.” He concluded: “Que Dios los bendiga. May God bless you, and may God bless America.”