My respect for Broder was boundless. The 2012 presidential election cycle will seem incomplete without his insightful, even-handed, fair reporting.
His enthusiasm for the American political process is something we could use more of in this era of corrosive cynicism.
Broder, of course, was not blind to the faults of our politicians or our political process. But he never seemed to have given way to the cynicism that infects so many who have spent decades covering the political activities of imperfect human beings.
He was great!
A clip of an interview conducted by Tim Russert with Broder and Robert Novak, all gone but not forgotten, about their long association with Meet the Press: