TWO weeks before the Iowa caucuses, the three surviving Democratic candidates had their first televised quarrel, in a Debate held in South Carolina on January 17th. It was mostly started by Hillary Clinton at the expense of Bernie Sanders, whom she castigated for his history of flip-flopping over gun control—as an independent senator for huntin’-fishin’ Vermont, he once had little appetite for it—and for the uncertainty surrounding his health-care proposals.
“He Voted to let guns go onto the Amtrak, guns go into national parks. He voted against doing research to figure out how we can save lives. Let’s not forget what this is about: 90 people a day die from gun violence in our country,” said Mrs Clinton, speaking less than a block from the church where nine black worshippers were massacred by a racist madman last June. Of the sketchy proposals Mr Sanders released, shortly before the debate, to replace President Barack Obama’s hard-won health-care reform with a new and expensive single-payer model, she said: “I have to say I’m not sure whether...Continue reading