Over the past three election cycles, I came to appreciate, trust and respect the political analysis of Tim Russert. What I didn't realize is how shocked, stunned and gutted I'd feel if he were suddenly gone.
Sunday morning coffee and bagels won't be the same again, for sure. Let's hope we all find the strength and the talent to help us get us through to November. We've spent the last couple elections thinking "if Tim didn't say it, it's not true". So who will we lean on now?
Somewhere upstairs, Tim will be watching this election with all of his boy-hearted excitement. But for now, we'll all have to get used to the silence from his moderator's chair.
God bless and rest in peace, Tim. We'll certainly miss you.