Whitman, busy making campaign appearances all over the state, has done the same thing.
Whitman: There are also some Taylor Swift-inspired artworks.
Whitman has been ducking debates and tough press questions for months.
And all was sweetness and mutual support among the women until the Whitman and Brown show, moderated by NBC's Matt Lauer.
But Whitman and Fiorina also ran up against a hard fact of California life.
Whitman, you will remember, always used to take his songs out into the presence of the fields and skies to try them.
Or, as Whitman put it, "There will never be any more perfection than there is now."
Whitman was a great, breezy, florid-faced out-of-doors genius, but we all wished he had been a little less au naturel.
Whitman also, we may add, wished Traubel to be so remembered.
We have so many Europeans over there now that our standard has fallen off from the days of Emerson and Whitman.