March 1, 2012 1 Comment
Andrew Breitbart has died. He was 43 years old.
The cause of death has not been released and honestly it is none of our business. The fact he is gone is bad enough.
Andrew Breitbart was an unbelievable personality. He has been described as an author, publisher, and entrepreneur.
He could also be described as fearless and in some ways, the wild man of the conservative movement.
He was famous for being very willing to mix it up with liberals. In 2010, at the massive Tea Party Express rally in Searchlight Nevada, when union thugs threw eggs at the Tea Party Express bus and other cars, Breitbart went into the union crowd, refusing to back down and daring them to do something to him. Less than a month ago, he was at CPAC and when the Occupy protestors decided to act like the fools they are, Breitbart was the guy who went outside and confronted them.
I met him two years ago, when we did the National Tea Party convention. Breitbart was someone who early on recognized the value of the event, even more than we did. He reached out and helped in a number of ways. He never asked for anything in return.
There was a point where the convention almost failed. Some leftist groups were working hard to make the convention fail, thinking it would embarrass the movement.
At one of the most crucial moments, we reached out to him and he went above and beyond the call of duty to do something that saved the convention. Perhaps one day the entire story will be told but the bottom line is he did not have to but he did.
Not everyone agreed with him on a lot of issues. I certainly did not.
But today is not a day to talk about past differences and past fights.
Breitbart relished fighting those who would destroy this great country.
He loved this country, he loved what he was doing and he was an amazing patriot.
Rest in Peace.