The Daily Rundown | November 07, 2012
>>> a key role in the president's victory. the share of whites fell by two points again. it's been a consistent trend. it went from 74% down to 72%. looking at florida there was a -- look at this. a four point drop in the share of white voters since 2008 . there was a four point drop in the share of the white vote in ohio since four years ago. made up mostly in the share of african-american voters. the racial composition of the electorate in virginia was identical to what it was in 2008 . interestingly enough, virginia and the national popular vote again is going to be, looks like right on the nose. the closest state to the national popular vote is going to be virginia . right now i want to bring in the keynote speaker at the democratic national convention julian castro . good morning to you.
>> good morning.
>> demographics are destiny. in the state of texas , is it a battleground state in four years?
>> well, i hope that it will be. you know, texas made some good strides in this election. of course it's solidly red. in fact, we have 29 statewide offices and it's 29-0 republican to democrat right now. but i do think that in 2016 it's going to get closer. and certainly by 2020 . they probably have a hint of that except when you look at who they've nominated, they've veered off very far to the right. so i think that what's going to happen for texas republicans is that they're losing the business community and the moderates. and over time in the next two, four, six years that's probably going to catch up with them. i'm not sure they have a sense of it yet. because they've had the rule of the roost since the mid-90s.
>> what do you think president obama owes the hispanic community? to me he owes when you look at his re-election. i mean, it was over 70% he carried among hispanics. record number for a democrat carrying in the state of florida . i could go on and on. you've seen the math. you know the numbers as well. what does the president need to do for the hispanic community since they were there for him?
>> well, there's no question that the hispanic community came out big for president obama . we're seeing numbers ranging from 71% to 75%. the biggest lopsided vote since 1996 . but hispanics are like everybody else in the united states . they care about the economy, health care , education. but of course what it means is that we're hopeful that the president and the congress will take up the dream act and take up comprehensive immigration reform sooner rather than later.
>> are you running for governor in 2014 ?
>> i am not. i'm going to be here in san antonio .
>> you're not. you've taken yourself out.
>> i'm not.
>> you're going to stay focused or running for re-election. your twin brother is now a member of congress. what -- it's not a very popular body. what advice do you have for him now that he's headed to washington, d.c.?
>> the first thing i told him was that he could have it. but aside from that, he's looking forward to working with his colleagues there. every time we have one of these elections, it is a statement from the american people . and the statement that they made last night was that they want folks to work together. and so i'm hopeful that with regard to the republican house that they're going to be willing to compromise more. and that goes both ways.
>> do you think that's the message? the message democrats should take away from their successes last night is a message of bipartisanship?
>> well, not just democrats. the democrats and republicans and i believe the republican party has -- over the last couple years. when mitch mcconnell said his goal was to not get president obama re-elected. but the folks did re-elect him. they want compromise. we want both parties to do that. we'll get that tested soon.
>> yes, we will. san antonio mayor julian castro . thanks for coming on this morning.
>> thank you.
>>> up next, the always quotable mike murphy on his party's demographic dilemma. how do republicans