The best way I could put my feelings about Tim Russert is this:
First, he is the only one of his kind where it was very hard to tell what his political leanings were.
Second, he was the only one left that I could regularly listen to and not want to drill a hole in my head.
Third, from every available source, he personified a man who was a TRUE journalist, and a REAL family man.
He will be truly, sorely missed.