Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Julián Castro critique of Romney's advice sparked No. 2 readers' favorite

San Antonio mayor Julian Castro gives the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
San Antonio mayor Julian Castro gives the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

When a Texan gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, the Texas Truth-O-Meter kicked into gear.

Making a case for Barack Obama, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro said the Republican presidential nominee lacked a common touch.

"Mitt Romney, quite simply, doesn’t get it," Castro said in his Sept. 4, 2012, speech. "A  few months ago, he visited a university in Ohio and gave the students there a little entrepreneurial advice. ‘Start a business,’ he said. "But how? ‘Borrow money if you have to from your parents.’"

Romney said that, we found, rating Castro’s recap True.

Peruse the full look to the right along with our stacked-up reader favorite fact-checks, based on online views, from No. 10 down to No. 3.

Provide your own drum roll on Dec. 31, 2012, when we roll out the No. 1 PolitiFac t Texas reader favorite of 2012.

Hint: It's our review of a claim that came to our attention thanks to an astute political reporter keeping her ears open.