Candidates react to death of Mike Wallace
April 8th, 2012
12:12 PM ET
10 years ago

Candidates react to death of Mike Wallace

(CNN) - Republicans vying for their party's presidential nomination reacted Sunday to the death of CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich:

"Callista and I join our friend Chris Wallace and his family in mourning the passing of his father, Mike Wallace. Mike was a giant in news reporting and analysis. His investigative reporting was legendary, and his participation in 60 Minutes helped created a lasting institution. Mike Wallace's life created a legacy young reporters will study for years to come. The Wallace family is in our prayers this Easter Sunday."

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney:

"My experience with Mike Wallace - integrity, charm, character. A great one goes home."

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  1. angryoldguy

    It will probably be a very long time, if ever, before there is another journalist like Mike Wallace! He will be missed!

    April 8, 2012 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  2. Catmandew

    I wish his family strength to cope with their loss. He was a very good reporter and sought the truth so everyone could know it.

    April 8, 2012 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  3. cali girl

    RIP dear friend

    April 8, 2012 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  4. Claudia, Phoenix, AZ

    I loved watching Mike Wallace, he was one of the greatest and will be greatly missed.

    April 8, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  5. Howard

    Too bad Mike Wallace wasn't able to vet Barack Obama back in 2007, instead of all the boot licking Obama stooges in the media, who gave Barack a free ride ... and, even defended and excused his many blunders, and lack of transparency. I'm afraid that journalists with the stature and integrity of Mike Wallace are a thing of the past.

    April 8, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |