Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman and Rick Perry all pulled their names from a debate sponsored by the Spanish language network Univision. Their reasoning falls right in line with what would be expected from a 3rd grader – they didn’t like the way Univision handled a story concerning fellow Republican Marco Rubio’s brother-in-law, so these five requested their names be removed from the debate.
According to reporting by CNN, the five are claiming that Univision had a story about Rubio’s brother-in-law’s drug conviction, and told Mr. Rubio that they would not broadcast the story if Rubio agreed to appear on “Al Punto,” (Univision News program.) Universion has denied this claim, calling it “absurd” and according to Isasc Lee, President of Univision News;
“Univision did not offer to soften or ignore the report about an anti-drug raid that involved the family of Sen. Rubio. We would never make such an offer with any protagonist in a news report and we did not make an offer in this case.”
But that statement was already too late. The Fab Five had already based their decision to withdraw their names on zero facts and that was all they needed.
It is hard to believe that these five Republican presidential candidates would prefer listening to unfounded rumors, instead of meeting and answering the questions important to the Spanish community. Well, maybe not hard to believe… we are talking about Republicans here.