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.
"I really must go, Aunt Helen," said Whitman, starting for the door.
Whitman was a great, breezy, florid-faced out-of-doors genius, but we all wished he had been a little less au naturel.
The spectre of world-destruction, as Whitman says of Carlyle, was always before them.
We have so many Europeans over there now that our standard has fallen off from the days of Emerson and Whitman.