Today is March 1st. On this day, the world lost a visionary. Andrew Breitbart has passed away at the far too young age of 43, leaving behind a wife and four children. We have had several contributors share their thoughts on this today. For my part, I've long admired Andrew Breitbart for being fearless, tireless, relentless, bold, committed ... driven. Like most bloggers who have been to any sort of political event, I had the chance to meet Andrew. I never, however, got to know him personally, something which I will long regret. For those who knew and loved him, he will be missed as a friend, a parent, a husband .. for the man he was. For those of us who did not know him, the loss, too, is great and deeply felt. His was a voice that could not be silenced, a spirit that could not be suppressed ... a show that could not be missed. And now he will be sorely missed. Andrew Breitbart was so vibrantly alive that it is a surpassingly difficult thing to imagine that he is gone. Being inadequate to the task of properly stating just how much we lost today, I include below links to those better equipped. Rest in peace, warrior. Open Thread.
In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012) | Big Journalism
"With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart."
Video: Remembering Andrew Breitbart | Steven Crowder
"No one can replace Andrew Breitbart. Not only does the world lose a great man, but for conservatives out there too, this is a really big hit to everything we believe in."
Greg Gutfeld, Sean Hannity, Jonah Goldberg remember Andrew Breitbart | The Right Scoop
The word of the day today is loss.