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 a position that actually makes it harder for you to be elected.