Imitation is the sincerest flattery. Trump stepped out of the circle and Cruz followed him, offering $1.5 million for veterans in trade for an unsanctioned debate, outside the GOPe perimeter. Cruz is bold but he is following the master. The rest are on catch-up. That includes the networks, not just the candidates. The networks were the gatekeepers and now have competition.
My Trumpian comeback? "If you want to help our veterans, go right ahead and donate the $1.5 million. Don't let me stop you."