Those of us who tune-in regularly knew this day was coming. Shortly after noon today, I listened as Kathryn Limbaugh told the radio audience that her husband, Rush, had passed away this morning.
I wept like a child.
Rush Limbaugh did more good for America than anyone in my lifetime, regardless of office or status. He was a giant, reaching millions, standing in the gap and taking the salvos, inspiring countless others to do the same. His unapologetic patriotism, his principled stands, his perseverance and his (mostly private) generosity shame his critics.
America is better because of Rush Limbaugh, and so am I.
Godspeed, Rush. And thanks.