I never met him, never saw him in person but I have to say, this great man affected me deeply. He resonates with one's soul, one's moral integrity, one's conscience. Ever a bulwark against the vicissitudes of the hatemongers and tear-downers. Ever a statesman. I grew to love him, his spirit, his honesty, his compassion and his heroism, just from listening to his words and speech. God bless and God speed to a gentle man who will be sorely sorely missed in this world.