Frank Cannon


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

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 […]


Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience. I think that the key thing in this is: Hillary wins when the race is about Trump, and Trump wins when the race is about Hillary. And I think that Trump on the offense […]


Why I Can’t Stand CNN

by Frank Cannon

I have written about why I can’t stand GOP operatives and why I can’t stand the mainstream media. Now I want to get more specific and name names. Here’s why I can’t stand CNN. On Saturday, CNN ran a headline: “Donald Trump Dredges Up Clinton’s Use of ‘Super Predators’” Really? “Dredges Up”? What a difference a […]


On Monday, I wrote about how the mainstream media continues to advance a false narrative about Donald Trump’s polling numbers, insisting that he is trailing Hillary Clinton by double digits and that the race is all but over. Not true. Not at all. We shared these post-Democratic convention polls with you on Monday: Fox News (7/31 – […]


Following Hillary Clinton’s post-convention bump, where a few select polls gave her a brief double digit lead over Donald Trump, the mainstream media collectively decided to try and kill Trump. That’s the only explanation I can muster for what is taking place. Even media outlets like CNN, which reported at least somewhat objectively during the […]


This is why I cannot stand GOP operatives. Politico is reporting that a group of nearly 70 ex-RNC staffers, ex-GOP Congressmen and ex-GOP Senators have signed a letter begging the RNC to drop its support for Donald Trump and instead focus the entirety of its financial resources on protecting GOP House and Senate majorities. Via […]


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 […]


Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience. I think the single biggest threat is economic elites who actively oppose the social issue agenda and find it distasteful and find it socially in the parties and in the milieus in which they […]


Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience. I think that there is a global understanding that economics as promoted by the elite class is not producing the results that have been promised to the general public and that there is a […]


Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience. The policy differences that have appeared in, say, North Carolina between what Governor McCrory is doing on transgender bathrooms in the state and the Chamber of Commerce . . . that phenomenon of debating […]


Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience. …It isn’t what’s going to happen to the Party; it’s what has happened to the Party, and what is the Party now. It’s revealed a question of who sets the agenda for the Republican […]


Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience. …Mitt Romney is choosing to dislike Trump for reasons that are particular and unique to him, and if I understood the principled basis on which Mitt Romney was saying that — is free trade the […]