Unfortunately, I only had the pleasure of meeting Andrew Breitbart once. Thankfully, it only took one meeting to get a feel for what made him so special. True to Breitbart’s form, I met him walking into a restaurant at 2 am after the Fox News Republican Primary debate in Orlando. He had a spark in his eyes that suggested the night was still very young for him even though he had a speaking engagement the next morning at 8. I walked up to Mr. Breitbart to tell him about my experience with his alma mater Tulane University a year ago. I told him how Tulane, after killing a small forest bombarding me with recruitment mailings, told me that because I was homeschooled in high school, the school would operate under the assumption I had learned nothing and require I send the school detailed course descriptions and a title of every book I had read as part of my high school education. I was expecting to get the standard, dismissive “Cool story kid” response from Breitbart. However, that wasn’t his style. Brietbart immediately took an interest in the Tulane University Admissions Department’s treatment of homeschoolers. To me, this was a mundane moment of stupidity by a university, to Breitbart it was a battle against anti-homeschooler prejudice that had to be fought. Tulane’s anti-homeschool sentiment could not be tolerated, and Breitbart was willing to launch a crusade against Tulane. That was the Andrew Breitbart ethos. In an age where too many conservatives allow the media to dictate what ideas and rhetoric are acceptable, Andrew Breitbart jumped into the ideological fray guns blazing. Breitbart understood that conservatives cannot win if they let a hostile media tell them how to fight. Rather than tie one hand behind his back so he would appear reasonable to the media, Breitbart was always willing to wage war. He was a crusader in the true sense of the term, RIP Andrew Breitbart. He was not the crusader we deserved, but the one we needed.