Castro Praised for Debate Performance, But Will it Be Enough?

Analysts say former Mayor Julian Castro may have salvaged his struggling presidential campaign with a strong performance in last night's Democrat debate, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Mark Jones, an analyst at Rice University, says with ten swelled heads up on stage, it is hard to get noticed, but Castro did get the spotlight, even though he actually spoke less than he spoke at the first debate in June.

Jones says Castro's best move was to talk rationally about impeachment.

"He needs to do something to lift his poll numbers, and one way to do that is to be aggressive about impeachment," he said.

Comments by Democrats on social media were glowing about the San Antonian's performance. One woman called him 'a leader, not a politician.' Another said that Castro showed how Democrats can win in 2020. Castro was trending today on Twitter.

"It was a good night for Castro, probably on par with his first debate," Jones said.

But the question is, whether it will be enough to get Castro out of his 1% rut in the polls. To participate in the next Democrat debate, in Houston next month, he will have to have at least 2% support.

"What is unclear whether it will provide him with those two key polls he needs to succeed in to get into these fall debates."

Mark Jones, an analyst at Rice University, says with ten swelled heads up on stage, it is hard to get noticed, but Castro did get the spotlight, even though he actually spoke less than he spoke at the first debate in June.

Jones says Castro's best move was to talk rationally about impeachment.

"He needs to do something to lift his poll numbers, and one way to do that is to be aggressive about impeachment," he said.

Comments by Democrats on social media were glowing about the San Antonian's performance. One woman called him 'a leader, not a politician.' Another said that Castro showed how Democrats can win in 2020. Castro was trending today on Twitter.

"It was a good night for Castro, probably on par with his first debate," Jones said.

But the question is, whether it will be enough to get Castro out of his 1% rut in the polls. To participate in the next Democrat debate, in Houston next month, he will have to have at least 2% support.

"What is unclear whether it will provide him with those two key polls he needs to succeed in to get into these fall debates."

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