Video: Obama, McCain react to Tim Russert’s death

Following the sad news that Meet the Press host Tim Russert passed away earlier today at age 58, both Barack Obama and John McCain said many kind words in praise of his work and his objectivity in the world of political news.

Video report from the Associated Press:

The report on his death from NBC News:

Tim Russert was certainly a fine journalist and one of the hardest working interviewers in Washington. I always enjoyed watching his Meet the Press interviews as they were thorough and probing. It’s quite shocking to hear this news.