Frank Cannon


Frank Cannon is the president of American Principles Project and a veteran conservative political strategist.

A recent piece in the Washington Examiner accuses President Trump of abandoning social issues and thereby, the Republican Party of “rebranding” itself. This could not be further from reality. We have never seen an administration so actively engaged in social issues in its first two months. Traditionally, it has been the practice of Republican leaders […]


President Trump gave a great speech last night. Over and over, he has gone out of his way to prove himself as a man of his word: what he promised during the campaign, he is going to deliver, and for the most part that is what he told the American people in his first address […]


President Donald Trump is beating the media, and it’s about damn time. For years, there’s been a real detriment to conservatives that’s never been confronted by any Republican leader, at least not to this extent. That’s including former President George W. Bush. And the great thing is, Trump is winning on it. In yesterday’s episode […]


Today, North Carolina’s Republican Gov. Pat McCrory announced he would be conceding the state’s gubernatorial race to Democratic Gov.-elect Roy Cooper, bringing an end to several weeks of recounts and investigations into alleged cases of voter fraud. Despite his defeat, conservatives should applaud Gov. Pat McCrory for standing up for what is right. He refused […]


When poker players are drawing to a straight or a flush, they will often talk about having a certain number of “outs” — i.e. how many cards are left in the deck that can make their hand, allowing them to win the pot. Donald Trump doesn’t have a winning hand yet, but he has a […]


In my post yesterday, I speculated that news of skyrocketing insurance premiums under Obamacare might spur a further surge in the polls for Donald Trump. The newest polling numbers being released now seem to confirm this. On RealClearPolitics, the six national polls which were taken either during or after October 25th (the day after the […]


“It’s over. Trump can’t win.” That’s the narrative the Clinton campaign and the mainstream media have relentlessly promoted over the past several days. The problem with that narrative is that it is a bald-faced lie. This election is nowhere near over. Not even close! Let’s take a look at the electoral map. Remember, to become the […]


Amidst all the controversy over whether recent polling of the presidential race has been under-representing Republican voters or over-representing other groups (such as black voters), a more important story is being lost in the noise. There has been a significant amount of national polling released in the past week – enough to give us a […]


Check out this poll released today by Bloomberg. When Republican voters were asked whether Donald Trump or Paul Ryan better matches their own view of what the GOP should stand for, they responded as follows:   Republican leaders should take this result very seriously as they start to think about what the post-2016 GOP will […]


As is being widely reported today, WikiLeaks recently released a set of emails featuring bigoted, anti-Christian diatribes from three staffers and advisors to Hillary Clinton. The leaked emails also included a confession from John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, to commissioning an effort via the Center for American Progress to launch a “Catholic spring” to foment rebellion within […]


Don’t look now, but in the last few weeks the electoral map has shifted significantly in favor of Donald Trump. Paul Dupont wrote here yesterday about Trump’s updated path to victory and how he currently needs only one more state to push him over the top. And at FiveThirtyEight today, Nate Silver made a similar […]


Are you dreading the overwhelming probability that either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will become president? Here’s a long-shot scenario to raise your spirits. Many of us are big supporters of the Giant Meteor of Death, a candidate who has promised to destroy ISIS, eliminate America’s national debt, and make a real “impact” on Washington, […]


Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience. …Donald Trump has made specific promises that [Susan B. Anthony List president] Marjorie [Dannenfelser] has gotten from him in a letter that she’s sending out to recruit other pro-life leaders. They’re the most sweeping […]


Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience. The average of polls is one percent, so ahead, tied — I think it’s virtually tied. What I think is much more important is what we learned about the path to 270 delegates. Trump […]


Much attention is being paid this election to the relatively small polling leads Donald Trump holds in many traditional Republican strongholds — states such as Texas, Utah, South Carolina, and Georgia to name a few. This led, especially during the summer, to speculation of a Hillary Clinton blow out, with both liberal pundits and staunch […]


We learned a lot about former Secretary of State Colin Powell this week after his emails were hacked and distributed to members of the media. We also learned a lot about Hillary Clinton. While the media focuses on Powell’s unsurprising comments about Donald Trump, calling him a “racist” and a “national disgrace” — Powell endorsed President […]


Last week, I wrote that national polls showed Donald Trump had just about closed the gap on Hillary Clinton, and I predicted that state polls would soon be showing a similar story. Well, not to say ‘I told you so,’ but check out the changes RealClearPolitics has made to their electoral map since the end of […]


Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience. … I think that it’s always the case when there is one governor [Pat McCrory] willing to take on a policy that elites — and by elites, they’re almost exclusively liberal elites when they […]


Let’s take a look at all the national polls that have been conducted since last Monday, August 28th, which include Gary Johnson, who will be on the ballot in all 50 states. What happens when we average all of these polls together? Hillary Clinton: 41.33 percent Donald Trump: 40.17 percent That’s a one point lead. […]


Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience. [A loss in North Carolina] means [religious liberty fights] are over. …I think there is such pressure when the National Basketball Association moves its all-star game; when high-profile athletes say they won’t be married […]