On Monday, ahead of Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) official 2016 presidential announcement, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos acknowledged the historic nature of two Latinos running for the White House.
History: Two Latinos (Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz) run for the White House. Before them Ben Fernandez ran in 1980 and Bill Richardson in 2008
— JORGE RAMOS (@jorgeramosnews) April 13, 2015
Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) are both of Cuban descent. And both are Republicans who are viable candidates.
Mainstream media reporters who incessantly gushed over the historic nature of Democrat Barack Obama’s candidacy during the 2008 election cycle (Chris Matthews even got a thrill up his leg) have largely been silent about Cruz’s and Rubio’s potential groundbreaking candidacies. The New Yorker even denigrated Cruz as “uppity” before scrubbing the pejorative description.