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 Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, 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.
Every Tuesday morning at 8:35 AM ET, Mr. O'Connell can be heard on Fox News 92.5 FM's "Daybreak with Drew Steele" discussing the latest happenings on Capitol Hill and the 2016 campaign trail. Every Tuesday night in the 7:00 PM ET hour, Wednesday in the 8:00 PM ET hour and Thursday in the 5:00 PM ET and 6:00 PM ET hours, Mr. O'Connell can be seen on Newsmax TV (Direct TV Ch. 349/Dish TV Ch. 223) discussing the news of the day and the latest happenings in the Republican Party.
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. Additionally, Mr. O'Connell teaches at The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management.
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party, to win over millions of independent and undecided voters, and to offer real and compelling contrast to the outdated social agenda of the Political Left.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.