Memory is a funny thing, and it’s even funnier when you’re in the midst of a bitter fight for the highest political office in the country.
In one recent slip-up, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton showed us the folly of memory, and how it can lead us to do some very careless things. Amy Chozick, a reporter for The New York Times, tweeted out something Clinton said at a campaign event in St. Louis on Saturday, an effort to disparage her adversary Sen. Bernie Sanders’ history on health care reform.
Soon enough, we had our answer—via Mike Casca, a rapid response coordinator for Sanders’ campaign.
A video of the speech, in which Clinton called for a health care overhaul at Dartmouth College, can be seen here. Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein added a note from Clinton to Sanders in 1993, thanking him for his “commitment to real health care.”
Memories, like the corners of our minds, are soft and mushy.
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