On November 5th, one of these two candidates is going to have to take the devastated, bruised, outraged feelings of millions of Americans and make them believe that they still have a vital voice in this democracy.
We have gotten to the point where we take hideous and superior delight in the stumbles on the other side, react in anger at the latest new lies, and laugh and point fingers at angry right-wingers screaming and acting like lunatics.
There are many people like me who do are not experienced at raising campaign funds, but who are doing so for the first time, because of a newfound belief in politics, Obama and the urgency of the situation.
Though this unsanctioned attempt at reconciliation may not have been an unequivocal success, it's clear why state Democratic leaders are worried about a party schism during a year when Texas Democrats have the chance to gain the five seats needed to take back the state house.
But video of the peace talks between the Clinton and Obama supporters meeting at the neutral location of the Austin bar scene shows the unity process ironically involves a lot of yelling, finger-pointing, and immature insults.
It is an unarguable truth that more people have voted for Hillary Clinton than any other candidate in this Primary, or in any Democratic Primary ever. They may not "count," but they will count in November.