Let's stop acting like the 2016 campaign is still on

But America has rebounded from policy mistakes before, and you can make your own list of them. Every election has policy consequences, some of them pretty serious and many unpredictable. The country has evolved, changed, grown enormously, but much of its character remains recognizable in the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville, who interviewed the rival Presidents John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson 180-some years ago.

On the other side, 43 percent of respondents to a Politico/Morning Consult poll want Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump. Over half of them — 23 percent of the total population — think he “has proven he is unfit to serve and should be removed from office, regardless of whether he committed an impeachable offense or not.”

So to heck with the Constitution and its nitpicking requirement that officials be removed from office only for “treason, bribery or other high crimes or misdemeanors.” These folks want a re-vote, right now. For them, the campaign is still on. As it may still be for the next 17 months, if in 2018 Democratic House candidates make impeachment a main plank of their platforms.