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Clinton Refrains From Attacking Sanders. He Doesn't Reciprocate.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks on Jan. 23, 2016, in Clinton, Iowa.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks on Jan. 23, 2016, in Clinton, Iowa.

Photographer: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both returned to Iowa for their penultimate visits before the Feb. 1 caucuses and as has been recently seen, Sanders took the hard interpersonal line, while Clinton tread softly.

Sanders offered a blistering critique of Clinton, saying that he and his supporters have made her “nervous,” just as Barack Obama did eight years ago. Clinton, meanwhile, approached Sanders respectfully, referring to him as an “esteemed opponent” and limiting her critique of him to a handful of broad policy points.