Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience.
The repercussions go well beyond the 2016 race. As my colleague Maggie Gallagher has argued in a piece she wrote about a month ago, the crack up in the Republican Party has already happened. What’s been little noticed in this campaign is that Donald Trump is a guy who is the complete opposite of the policy platform of the Chamber of Commerce and of many of the economic conservatives in the Republican Party. He disagrees with them on Common Core; he disagrees with them on religious liberty; and he disagrees with their economic prescriptions and, in fact, presents an issue that they seem totally oblivious of . . .