As I travel, now deep in the heart of Mormon America where, well, popular misconceptions not withstanding, some conservative members of the Church of the Latter-day Saints don’t have much of a problem with a gay Jew, I’ve been finding lots of nuggets in Jim Geraghty’s CampiagnSpot. Earlier today, he asked an interesting question about San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the Democrats’ 2012 Convention Keynote speaker:
Shouldn’t a political figure have to demonstrate some real changes for the better in his community before he gets all this hype?
You see, despite all the hype surrounding this young politician, he hasn’t really accomplished much, having made “very little measurable progress in addressing” the problems facing his city. They honor the man for his potential as if it guarantees a great record — even if he has not yet achieved anything save to win election to high office. Sound familiar?
Remind me again of what exactly the 2004 Democratic National Convention keynote speaker accomplished before he launched his 2008 White House bid.
NB: Tweaked the title.