Conservatives Thursday morning mourned Breitbart's death. Upon learning the news, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum called it "shocking."
"What a powerful force," he said of Breitbart. "It's almost - you think of anybody out there who's just got more energy, and just, out there constantly, driving and pushing. What a huge loss, in my opinion, for our country, and certainly for the conservative movement."
Via Twitter, Mitt Romney said, "Ann and I are deeply saddened by the passing of @AndrewBreitbart: brilliant entrepreneur, fearless conservative, loving husband and father."
Erick Erickson of the conservative blog RedState.com said Breitbart's death was "like a supernova has gone dark."
[links omitted] With mourners like that you know the kind of person he was. Huge loss for the nation, Santorum says. "Supernova" a RedState.com opinion. The Brietbart-O'Keefe connection, here. I doubt whether any ACORN folks will be in mourning. I would like to see an autopsy report of what was in his bloodstream, besides venom. Pharmaceuticals, and what not. After all, the man's as conservative a snake oil salesman and venom peddler as Rush, and Rush was a user. At 43, found dead on a sidewalk, with 43 being very young for that kind of situation.
You have to wonder, to question.