I have no trouble saying that the architects and organizers of Democratic Party convention brilliantly and strategically did what they had to do this week. They assembled a coalition of social and political constituencies of great breadth and depth, which is exactly what is required to beat Trump and gang in November. It rightly ranged from Bernie Sanders to Colin Powell, while impressively including lots of grassroots activists and popular culture. What I won’t do is damn it with faint praise or pick it apart for this or that weakness, while occluding the larger achievements of this convention. There is, in my opinion, nothing radical about such a posture.