Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience.
Well, I think there are two elements. One is the basic blowback you’ve seen from strong pro-lifers who wonder about the level of genuine commitment. And the second is that Hillary, [the GOP’s] opponent is as radical as possible on this issue. She wants it to be existent even in late term, which most Americans don’t believe abortion should be available. And she wants the government to pay for it, again something that most Americans don’t believe in. And there are constituencies that are out there, including Hispanics and independents and soft Democrats and soft Republicans, who would be motivated and engaged by speaking out on this issue, and I think Trump made a big mistake in not taking advantage of it.