1. How the candidates address more current events – with the news cycles gaining speed and more fresh developments popping up in the political sphere, it will be interesting to see what news gets discussed and how candidates address it.
2. Rivals facing off – with the lead Carlson and Bush up for grabs, many of the candidates will be looking to gain advantage by taking shots at their rivals.
3. The emergence of more “outsider” candidates – so far, we haven’t seen the most successful “outsider” candidates have their time to shine, most notably Dr. Ben Carson. It’s possible the third debate will be their chance to take the stage.
4. How candidates confront their positions on hot-button issues – issues like abortion, gay marriage, and immigration will undoubtedly be brought up, and it’ll be interesting to see how the candidates respond to questions concerning their views.
5. How many times “Trump” is said – the elephant in the room will undoubtedly be Donald Trump. With the outspoken businessman maintaining his lead over the entire field, seeing how much he gets discussed will be interesting to note.