The first time I saw Andrew Breitbart was 2004, I was in my last semester of college, and he was speaking at the California College Republican convention at UCLA. Back then he was really only known as someone who worked with Drudge. Even then we were all very impressed with him.
I had a chance to actually meet him at CPAC only a couple weeks ago...he was literally a couple of feet from me at the Marriott bar. I didn't take it because I was chatting with another blogger already, and he was being mobbed anyway, so I passed...thinking there will be other opportunities.
Let that be a lesson, when you get a chance to meet a hero, take it. He had a fearlessness of confrontation in the name of truth I wish I could have, and hope to have before I die.
My thoughts and prayers join others to be the Breitbart family.
I really wish I took the opportunity to shake his hand...
Here is a terrific piece from iMaksim