GOP candidates to boycott Univision debate

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    This should be interesting.

    Five Republican presidential candidates boycott Univision debate - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
     
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    Four GOP presidential candidates to boycott Univision debate in Rubio kerfuffle - BostonHerald.com

    Another link, additional information:

     
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    There's no there there in the linked story IMO.

    Doing the math and whatnot, Rubio was 16 when the guy was arrested in '87. Ten years later Rubio married the guy's sister. There's no indication he even knew his future wife in '87, so what's the big deal? And more importantly why is it now something to be included in the news cycle?
     
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    Also from the link
    Interesting story. At one level news is news. But how does the fate of one drug bust 23 years ago rate as news? It might be interesting if it were Rubio's drug bust. But his brother in law's? What other news are they going to dig up? That is grandpa spent time in jail for sedition against Batista? If that were the case, would that be relavant?

    If this is the worst they got on Rubio they really need to give up.
     
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    Yeah it does seem univision was acting a bit vengeful over the whole thing doesn't it?

    No wonder the republican lawmakers in florida asked the GOP presidential canidates to not participate in a Univision event.
     
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    All you got to do is wait and the repubs always do themselves in. No way they can get a lot of votes w/o the Hispanics
     
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    hey dippy, it was LATINOS that asked the repubs to boycott the univision thing :lol:
     
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    Because boycotting Univision is kind of a big deal.
     
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    In what way have they 'done themselves in'?

    The way I understand this, the station tried to 'blackmail' Rubio into an interview by threatening to 'expose' something about his brother in law - which happened decades before Rubio married into the family.

    So, the candidates are refusing to participate because of that behavior. That doesn't seem like 'doing themselves in', it seems more like acting honorably and standing up for their colleague.
     
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    And demonstrates some courage, in my opinion.
     
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