He was a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Giant among Political pundits, and those weren’t even his best qualities.
We already knew this day was coming soon. After all, in an open letter, he told us himself that his fight with cancer was coming to an end.
But unlike so many, who approach their own mortality with regret, he approached his with the same dose of pragmatic realism he approached his spinal injury with.
Many people react to a freak accident like the one that left him in a wheelchair by focussing on what they CAN’T do. By yielding to ‘helplessness’.
But he continued his studies. He lived the kind of life that led him to say ‘I leave this life with no regrets’.
He wrote as a columnist. He was know for his intellect, sure. But he was also know for his kindness and his humor.
He was know to speak his mind, whether he agreed with someone or not. But not to the point of intransigence. For example, he opposed Trump early on, but had since come around to supporting some of what he did and certainly being disgusted by what he media was doing with him.
Some of the tributes to him include:
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend … A gifted doctor and brilliant political commentator, Charles was a guiding voice throughout his time with Fox News and we were incredibly fortunate to showcase his extraordinary talent on our programs,’ Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News, said in a statement.
Former president George W. Bush shared a photo along with a heartfelt tribute to Krauthammer on Instagram.
‘Laura Bush and I are deeply saddened by the loss of an intellectual giant and dear friend, Charles Krauthammer.
‘For decades, Charles’ words have strengthened our democracy. His work was far-reaching and influential – and while his voice will be deeply missed, his ideas and values will always be a part of our country. We send our thoughts and prayers to Robby, Daniel, and the entire Krauthammer family,’ Bush wrote.
Vice President Mike Pence said Krauthammer will be remembered for ‘his eloquence, his triumph in hardship, and his countless contributions to American political thought’.
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