Tim talks to Bob Mulholland, a California super delegate. Bob thinks this thing should go all 12 rounds and doesn’t mind the candidates getting roughed up a bit.

”I don’t think either of these candidates is prepared for the general election yet,” said Mulholland. ”You don’t get to the Super Bowl if your jersey is clean.”

I happen to think this is precisely wrong and that there is a very fine line between seasoning our candidates and hurting the party and our chances in November. It’s not so much about the candidates and the vetting, but about the polarization of support and the potential for disenfranchising a significant demographic due to extended intra-party battling.