Laredoans React To Castro's DNC Speech
History was made during the democratic convention where San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gave the keynote address.
Our Lauren Kendrick spoke to people in Laredo about their thoughts on the speech.
"I didn't really see it. I've overheard everybody saying it was a good speech, but I myself didn't see it."
While much of the nation was glued to San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro's speech at the democratic national convention, that was quite a different story right here in Laredo.
"No I didn't watch."
"I didn't hear it. I was in the hospital sorry."
Laredo Democratic Party Chair Silverio Martinez says the mayor of San Antonio did a great job as the first ever Latino to deliver the keynote address at the democratic national convention.
"Opportunity is what makes the American dream happen and I think he delivered that message very well."
"In this speech he focused on the fact that education means opportunity and for us Hispanics, I think that is very important."
"I didn't watch any of that."
It was clear to see Julian Castro was trying to relate with the Hispanic voters, even mentioning the food menudo in his speech. But is that enough to drive voters to the poll since Laredo is known for such low voter output.
"Did you watch? No I didn't. I wanted to."
"People just need to go out and vote."
"It's very sad to see how few people turn out in Laredo to vote."
Laredo republican party chair Randy Blair on the other hand was not impressed with Castro's speech.
"I saw nothing that necessarily sparked any interest."
"Everybody should go out and vote. I don't care if you're republican, democractic, or independent. Go out and use that right."