Some political disagreements aside, I always liked Tim Russert. He was a family guy, was passionate about politics, and loved the Buffalo Bills (as a Detroit Lions fan I can empathize with the pain on a much greater scale).
This election season was already shaping up to be fairly lousy, but without Russert, it’ll be just a little lousier.
When it comes to mainstream media journalists, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not looking for one whose not a liberal (that seems to be asking just a little too much), IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m just looking for one whose feet touch the ground, and RussertÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seemed to.
Here’s Tom Brokaw on NBC announcing Russert’s death Friday afternoon: