by Javier Manjarres
UPDATE: Mario Rubio, Marco’s father, passed away last night. Our prayers go out to the Rubio Family on their loss during their time of mourning.
At an AFL-CIO picnic in Jupiter, Florida, Congressman Kendrick Meek announced that his scheduled debate with Republican nominee, Marco Rubio was cancelled. Rubio cancelled the debate that had been scheduled for Sunday on Meet the Press because his terminally ill father took a drastic turn for the worse on Friday, and his prognosis is not good. Marco and his dad remain in our thoughts and prayers. Even though Congressman Meek and Rubio greatly differ on the issues, Meek showed that he is truly a respectable and honorable person, not to mention a formidable candidate for the U.S. Senate seat that these two men are vying for. Former Republican Governor Charlie Crist, now an Independent, was also in attendance and I asked him what he thought of the elder Rubio’s illness, to which he responded, ” Yeah, I heard about that.”