3. Trump is still fighting the GOP. Whether it's taking shots at Speaker Paul Ryan on Twitter or at a campaign rally, battling with the state GOP chair in Ohio, or still discussing delegate fights from way back in the GOP primaries, Donald Trump's campaign continues to use precious time for things that aren't named Hillary Clinton and the November elections. For example, at a rally in Wisconsin on Monday night, Trump once more brought up his fight with Ted Cruz over delegates from the Louisiana Primary. That primary was way back in March, ages ago in terms of this campaign. But it's still fresh on his mind, as is his running feud with Speaker Ryan.
4. Clinton is campaigning very little. While Trump has been very active in recent weeks, the Clinton Campaign seems to have decided that they will basically cede the spotlight most days to Donald Trump, as the Democratic nominee has either been off the campaign trail or doing private fundraising events for much of October. By my count, I only see six days this month that Clinton has had a public campaign event like a rally or a speech. Trump has had only four days with nothing going on. The Boston Globe put it this way - "Strategists in both parties said having fewer events reflected Clinton's risk-averse style." Clinton's team though is ramping up the number of surrogates doing events, like the President and Vice President.
5. The news media takes the heat. There has been a different level of anger directed at reporters in this campaign than any other that I have covered since 1988, and I'm sure these last three weeks will see that edge up even more. Trump's rallies now feature a "CNN sucks!" chant that is directed at reporters in the media pen and more. Some networks now reportedly have security guards protecting their reporters at Trump events. Unfortunately, there have also been way too many social media threats which rightly make some journalists concerned about their safety, like a recent graphic that featured a bullet hole in the forehead of a female reporter, along with a Jewish star. I worry that someone in my line of work is going to get hurt in the final weeks of this campaign.