Time now for our lightning round: What do the 10 leading Republican presidential candidates need to do in Thursday's debate, the first of a volatile 2016 cycle?
Donald Trump: Act presidential. Your Washington-is-stupid shtick strikes a chord with angry voters because it's true — and lord knows how far you can ride it if you don't rub people's faces in your buffoonery.
Jeb Bush: Get over yourself. You're the son of one president and the brother of another, a man of great privilege and advantages — so, dammit, stop tripping over the family question.
Scott Walker: Be real. Your Midwest roots and record would be greater assets if you weren't so associated with talking points and flip-flops.
Mike Huckabee: Relocate your sense of shame. I've known you longer than you've been in politics, Governor, and yet I barely recognize the desperate and cynical man who accuses our president of leading Jews to the oven door.
Ben Carson: See Huckabee. You're arguably the most accomplished person in either presidential field, but your inflammatory comments about gays (saying prison proves homosexuality is a choice), the Obama administration (comparing it to Nazi Germany), and Obamacare (comparing it to slavery) are as damaging to your campaign as your aides continuously warn you they are.