I was shocked today to hear of Andrew Breitbart’s sudden and untimely death. At 43, he died in the prime of his life, just when he was starting to make a major difference in the world. My heart goes out to his wife and his four children.
Breitbart served as a lightning rod for conservatives who were frustrated with a media establishment that, knowingly or unknowingly, filters its views through a left-leaning prism. He exposed blatant corruption in organizations like ACORN that the mainstream media ignored for years. He also broke the Anthony Wiener scandal. Most importantly, he provided a place for conservative bloggers like me to have a larger platform than we otherwise would have on their own.
Breitbart was fearless, passionate, and determined. Love him or hate him, he certainly enlivened political debate in this country.
Andrew, we will sorely miss you.