1. She’s taking a dive off of the platitude plateau
Is there a coffee table book called "Platitudes for Every Occasion?" If so, Hillary definitely owns it. Worse, she seems to have been consulting it as her primary political guidebook since 1999. It's sad that a woman who based her earlier career thinking boldly about policies and taking ideological risks has been positively boring, cautious, and predictable ever since she first became a candidate for the Senate.
2. She’s letting Trump drive the agenda
Looking to mine Trump's high unfavorables isn't a bad idea, but Hillary should leave that to the negative ad masters and chose her own topics. Like the 16 GOP candidates Trump eviscerated in the primaries, she is making the mistake of spending most of her time focused on him and refuting his statements and supposed policies.
3. She’s not breaking with President Obama… on ANYTHING
This is a dicey one to be sure, as it's always hard for the new presidential candidate from the incumbent party to break out of the shadow of the sitting two-term president. But Sanders' stubborn popularity is daily proof that a lot of Democratic Party voters are clearly not satisfied with the Obama agenda and record.