All eyes this week are on the Republican presidential primary free-for-all. The Democratic bench just isn’t as fun. And with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) putting on record her first adamant “no” to running, Hillary Clinton guards her perch as the anointed Democratic nominee.
So let’s move on to Clinton vice presidential speculation, shall we?
One oft-cited name for the Democratic ticket was asked Tuesday if he’d like to join Team Hillary.
“We’ll see what happens. There’s no grand plan,” Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro told reporters, according to The Hill.
Washington translation: Absolutely.
Castro, who only joined the Obama cabinet in August, was effusive, but appropriately cautious considering the firewall between his official job and campaign politics.
“Secretary of State Clinton is obviously an extremely talented person who has made fantastic contributions to our national progress over the last couple of decades,” Castro said at the National Press Club. “I’m staying out of those politics in this role but I know that she did a great job as secretary of state and I’m confident that if she is elected president, she would do enormous good for the country as well.”
Washington translation: Stump speech tryout.