Why Is RedState Attacking a Committed Pro-Life Leader? (VIDEO)

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 promises on pro-life issues ever made. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has committed to abortion on demand up until birth, and with taxpayer funding of it. And to think that somebody who’s committed to that issue needs to adopt whatever it is that is

Which Candidate Has the Best Chance to Win: Hillary or Trump? (VIDEO)

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 is not winning traditionally Republican states by as wide a margin as other Republican candidates did in the past. But Hillary is winning Democratic states, like California and New York, by the traditional margins. This has two effects. When Hillary is up by six or

Is North Carolina Do or Die for Social Conservatives? (VIDEO)

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 come to the media and academia, but also the funders, the conservative elites look at a race and say, ‘that’s an issue we don’t want to touch.’ McCrory has to either prove it’s an asset or it’s a liability. If he loses, regardless of what

What Would a Loss in North Carolina Mean for Religious Liberty? (VIDEO)

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 in your state. The onus is on you as the candidate to show that ordinary people in the grassroots have a different opinion. If they don’t, then it’s hard to justify you moving against your own donor class and against the press elites to champion

What Must Trump Do to Complete the Comeback? (VIDEO)

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 works because he is capable of making the race about Hillary. I think that in a classical race where Trump were just simply to pull back and be a version of Mitt Romney or [John] McCain, he won’t win. But I also think that if

Is Calling a “Truce” on Abortion a Mistake? (VIDEO)

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

What Is the Biggest Political Threat to Social Conservatives? (VIDEO)

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 operate. But secondarily, and equally as important, is that the social issues movement has tied itself to the economics of the Republican elites, and what that means is the interests of working men and women — of labor — is being confounded by people who,

Why Did Brexit Happen? (VIDEO)

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 reflexive reaction by those people against policies that remove decision-making further and further from the localities and from their governments. And that this is part of an international understanding that in the post-Bretton Woods era — the era of elites running the global economy —

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