Let a Hundred Breitbarts Bloom by Max P. Friedman
Republished because original was distorted in transmission.
The sudden and tragic death of conservative fireball Andrew Breitbart has started a national discussion among conservatives as to who he was and what he wanted to accomplish in the future, as well as what as what he had accomplished in his short political/journalistic life.
However, a few talk show hosts actually asked a very important question, i.e. “Who is going to succeed him?”
The opinion, of some, was that no one could replace him, that he occupied an unique place in time and American history, and that the patriots’ clean-up of the media movement has suffered an irreplaceable loss.
Not so! We have lost a lot of good conservatives in the past few years, including Tony Blankley, one of the best conservative commentators around. The other “Tony”, Tony Snow, as not only a good writer, but also a good presidential press secretary who knew how the mainstream media played their biased news games, and beat them at it.
Each gentleman, like Breitbart, was unique in their own way, with their own special talents, styles, and knowledge. The republic did not collapse with their loss, and it won’t now. Breitbart’s successors at Big Journalism and related sites, are doing a very good job carrying on his work, but we need to address the valid question of who will succeed him in general.
No one is going to replace an unique individual unless we have human cloning down to an art.
What will happen is going to be a combination f the rise of the Tea Party and Mao tse-tung’s “Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom” campaign of the 1950’s.
With the rise of the Tea Party, new people stepped forward to lead small groups, with some of them going on to become national leaders of this movement. You probably had never heard of them before, and you couldn’t recall their names right now. Not important.