Julian Castro quits presidential race

Julian Castro, who served in Barack Obama’s cabinet and was once considered a serious contender for the Democrat nomination, has dropped out of the presidential race.

“I’ve determined that it simply isn’t our time,” said Castro, in a four minute video message released by his campaign and picked up by media outlets across the world.

“Today it’s with a heavy heart, and profound gratitude, that I will suspend my campaign for president,” he continued.

Castro, who is unapologetic about his far-left agenda, promised to continue fighting in politics.

“I’ll keep working towards a nation where everyone counts, a nation where everyone can get a good job, good health care and a decent place to live,” Castro said.

The media won’t be happy about this one. Castro, who is 45 years old, was the only latino candidate in the race. This says a lot about a party that claims to be the party of youth and ethnic minorities, but whose presidential race has been dominated by white politicians, most of them male.

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