NBC News political analyst Tim Russert died suddenly today at age 58. He was probably my favorite political analyst. He had a relaxed style which I really liked and when he said something I just figured it was true - and it usually was. I well remember during the 2000 election when he got out his white board and started adding up electoral votes pointing out that it was still up in the air and showing how either Bush or Gore could win. That board became his partner for the rest of the evening. Just at the time that snazzy graphics were showing up on the screen, Russert showed that clear explainations were more important than flash. I'll miss his contribution to the news.