Don’t lose your focus, Democrats

( CNN) Democrat would be unwise to ignore Hillary Clinton’s recent assessment of the 2016 ballot cycle.

“If the election had been on October 27, I would be your chairman, ” Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at a Women for Women International event on Tuesday.

She’s right. Downplaying the impact of events, unprecedented in modern politics, last sink would send the Democratic Party on a misadventure from which it might not recoup — even as it scrambles to redefine itself for the next generation.