What's Next for Mayor Diaz?
Eye on Miami has thrown about the idea of a possible appointment for Diaz somewhere in the Obama administration. A few months back the unrelated Eyes on Obama blog theorized that Diaz may be a contender for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Diaz's urban credential are somewhat solid (as much as many big city mayors, though not a genius in solving the affordable housing problem) and his speech at the DNC dealt with urban issues.
According to reports Obama met with Latino leaders, who pushed him to atleast name two Hispanic cabinet members, but preferably three along with many sub-cabinet appointments. Though, the recent lists of gossipy leaked lists doesn't have Diaz's names anywhere near it for Cabinet level positions, and the leading name for HUD is Obama confidante Valarie Jarrett.