The Republican presidential candidates not named Donald Trump have finally received the memo that they don't have much time to stop his juggernaut race to the GOP nomination. While Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz finally took the gloves off last week and stepped up their attacks on the New York billionaire, they're still making a stunning mistake.
Simply put, they're forgetting to bring the candy. By that, I mean that every winning candidate since the beginning of democracy has always offered the voters something that at least looks like a handout.
Deserved or not deserved, people like getting something from their current or prospective political leaders. "Quid pro Quo" is an ancient phrase for a reason. It's worked for a long time. And to beat Trump, someone in the GOP field needs to combine the "get tough" persona with a little something for the people to put in their pockets.