Ford O’Connell is a political analyst and Republican strategist. A seasoned campaign veteran at the local, state and national levels, Mr. O'Connell worked on the 2008 McCain-Palin presidential campaign.
In 2010, Campaigns & Elections magazine named Mr. O'Connell a "Rising Star." A frequent on-air guest on Fox News, CNN and other broadcast media; his political commentary/analysis has appeared in a variety of publications including USA Today, the Associated Press, Reuters, The Washington Post, Washington Times, New York Daily News, U.S. News & World Report, The Hill, POLITICO, Investor's Business Daily, E! Online, People magazine and ESPN.com.
Ford’s devotion to the conservative causes of limited government, free enterprise and personal responsibility were instilled in him by his grandfather, Henry Salvatori, a longtime Republican activist and advisor to three U.S. Presidents. Mr. O'Connell is the Chairman of CivicForumPAC. He also counsels clients on political strategy and campaign tactics as the Managing Director of Civic Forum Strategies.
Hail Mary: The 10-Step Playbook for Republican Recovery offers a comprehensive, pragmatic program for the Republican Party to reclaim its position as the nation's most popular political party, to win over millions of independent and undecided voters, and to offer real and compelling contrast to the outdated social agenda of the Political Left.
With wit and wisdom, O'Connell pulls no punches. His book is a must-read for GOP operatives and leaders to revive the party of Lincoln and Reagan.