For California Democrats the crucial political concern has never been about whether Gavin Newsom will be the governor-elect in November.
Like a string of luminous pearls, Bar's good qualities never go out of style.
Even for those who remain Hillary fans, it must be sad to witness her self-destructive behavior.
The way Democrats truculently confront Trump stands in ironic contrast to the manner in which they behave toward other world leaders.
The party may well be floundering, but their diehards recognize the distinction between being at sea and being all washed up.
American political opinion has become so polarized that few issues elude the pull of magnetic partisanship. We are almost at the point of hauling out the American family pictures and beginning to divide them up.
Everything seemed fine until the subject of Donald Trump came up. And he came up almost immediately.