According to the Associated Press, the “short list” of Vice Presidential choices for Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton includes:
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren
Virginia Senator Tim Kaine
Housing and Urban Development Secretary and former San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro
All three are excellent choices, but this blogger would recommend Castro as the best choice.
It is important to keep Democrats in the US Senate, as even one seat might matter for a majority.
Castro is only 42, which is wonderful, since he represents a new generation of leadership in the future, and is a Latino of Mexican heritage, the future of America, with 65 percent of all Hispanics in America being of Mexican heritage.
The likelihood of a Latino President in eight years, possibly Castro at age 50, is a great possibility.
Castro may not have direct foreign policy experience, but then neither does Warren, and while Kaine is on the Foreign Relations Committee and speaks Spanish, and is 58, a good age for a Vice President with a President eleven years older, and is an excellent choice, Castro is the best overall fit at this time. He gives the Democrats a chance to make Texas competitive, and move that state toward becoming “Blue” by 2024, when Castro could be the successor to run for President.
Once Texas turns “Blue”, the Electoral College is insured for the Democrats for the long term future!