LOS ANGELES TIMES: Bernies Sanders turns “uncharacteristically confrontational” against Hillary Clinton in Iowa town hall.

But in reality it was the usual rant on income inequality, the Iraq War, and Keystone XL. Sanders still refuses to go for the jugular on Clinton’s felonious handling of classified intelligence, or her serial mistreatment of the many victims of Bill Clinton’s unwanted sexual advances.

Sanders however is within striking distance in Iowa, dominates New Hampshire, and has cut Clinton’s lead in half in South Carolina.

All this, despite pulling his punches on Emailgate and other issues, campaigning as essentially a single-issue protest candidate, and being by some reports a deeply unpleasant human being.

What’s his secret? It’s no secret at all.