Thursday, June 19, 2008

Why we really will miss Tim Russert

Thinking about the recent Obama betrayal of his lofty principals on public financing, I'm struck that without someone like Tim Russert around, no one has the power to really force Obama to be accountable for this severe lapse. Sure Charlie Gibson may try (despite his placing of the Obama story into a small window in his broadcast), George Stephanopolus may too. And Chris Wallace, while now being the dean of the Sunday morning shows in my opinion, is on fox and thus any question he asks is assumed to be biased and evil.

If this story fades it'll just show the enormous gap in the political world that we must suffer now that Tim Russert has passed on. We'll never know just how much we relied upon him to referee our political system.

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