Yogi Berra has a timely warning for the fractured Democratic party. The baseball legend and accidental oracle is reputed to have said, “It gets late early out here.”

Translation: Democrats better get their act together — rallying behind a candidate who can actually beat Donald Donald — and doing it sooner rather than later, lest they tear themselves apart in a marathon slog to the mid-summer national convention.

Dick Polman is a veteran national political columnist based in Philadelphia and a writer in residence at the University of Pennsylvania.

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