Did you know that Trump favors deporting 11 million illegal immigrants before returning most of them to the United States? Of this expensive, if not unworkable, idea, Trump told CNN recently, "I would have an expedited way of getting them back into the country so they can be legal."
That's gold-plated amnesty. Is that really what you want?
Did you hear the rambling, stumbling explanation for his four bankruptcies? How about his cold response to the scores of people he has laid off?
"When did you actually become a Republican?" Kelly asked. Trump said he "very much evolved," but he wouldn't say when.
I hope you heard the other candidates, especially those who are trying to show that they understand your anger and want to address it.
"I believe the American people are looking for someone to speak the truth," said Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
"Here's the thing about Donald Trump," said Ohio Gov. John Kasich. "Donald Trump is hitting a nerve in the country. For people who just want to tune them out, they're making a mistake."
Kasich pivoted to his record in Ohio, conservative accomplishments that appeal to independent and Republican voters. "We all have solutions, Mr. Trump," Kasich said. "We all have different ways of getting there."
Four hours earlier, FOX News sponsored a debate for the second tier — seven candidates introduced to a room of empty seats and polite applause. Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum all were asked a version of the same question: Why are you such a loser?
One candidate rose above.
Fiorina, a former tech executive and failed 2010 Senate candidate, seized the outsider-populist mantle, tying Trump to Bill and Hillary Clinton via his donations to their coffers and a mysterious conversation he had with the former president shortly before entering the GOP race. She called Trump a flip-flopper, unworthy of the angry voters drawn to his message.
"Whatever the issue, whatever the cause, whatever festering problem you hoped would be resolved, the political class has failed you," Fiorina declared.
In style and substance, she beat the political insiders — a governor, a senator, three former governors, and one former senator. All men: The Establishment.
That's what you want: somebody to disrupt both parties and the stale status quo.
But is Trump really the guy you want to do it?
Correction: An earlier version of this column referred to Rand Paul as Ron Paul.