The Democratic presidential competitor banter in Charleston, South Carolina, repeated a bit of political venue like an exhibition six days sooner in Las Vegas.
In front of an audience in Nevada a week ago, the discussion played out like a supper theater murder riddle. Michael Bloomberg was the person in question, while every other person on the stage had a thought process and the way to destroy him.
This time, on Tuesday night, it was Bernie Sanders who got the expository pummeling.
It was the last discussion before South Carolina decides on Saturday – trailed by 14 different states next Tuesday – and was loaded with tense minutes and sharp trades, mirroring the high stakes.