Dick Morris has become a familiar commentator for the Fox News Channel, where he is well known for hard hitting, and nonpartisan, objective commentary about the U.S. political scene. He has written several New York Times best-sellers. His most recent, written with his wife Eileen McGann, is Screwed! How Foreign Countries Are Ripping America Off and Plundering Our Economy-and How Our Leaders Help Them Do It (Broadside Books). Other recent best-sellers include Revolt! How to Defeat Obama and Repeal His Socialist Programs; Catastrophe: How Obama, Congress, And the Special Interests Are Transforming a Slump Into a Crash; Freedom into Socialism, and a Disaster into a Catastrophe...And How to Fight Back; Fleeced: How Barack Obama, Media Mockery of Terrorist Threats, Liberals Who Want to Kill Talk Radio, the Do-Nothing Congress, Companies That Help Iran, and Washington Lobbyists for Foreign Governments Are Scamming Us...and What to Do About It; and Outrage: How Illegal Immigration, the United Nations, Congressional Ripoffs, Student Loan Overcharges, Tobacco Companies, Trade Protection, and Drug Companies are Ripping Us Off...And What To Do About It.
Morris' other best-sellers are: Behind the Oval Office, his memoir of the Clinton years; Off With Their Heads, about the war on terror; Rewriting History, a biography of Hillary Clinton he wrote with McGann; Because He Could, about Clinton; and Condi vs. Hillary. His other books are: Power Plays, Vote.com, The New Prince, and Bum Rap on American Cities. He also writes a weekly column for the New York Post, The Hill in Washington D.C., and another for Fox News.
In Screwed!, Morris and McGann lay bare the unvarnished facts as never before and suggest real, immediate, and specific steps to stop those who undermine our interests and take away our jobs. In the same vein as their previous crusading books -- Catastrophe, Fleeced, and Outrage -- Morris and McGann have documented, in great depth and detail, exactly how the United States is getting screwed, and how to stop it. They dig up the facts, name names, point fingers, and suggest concrete solutions -- independent of partisan politics.
Probably the most prominent American political consultant, Morris is almost universally credited with piloting Bill Clinton to a stunning comeback re-election victory in 1996 after the president lost Congress to the Republicans two years before. Called “the most influential private citizen in America” by Time magazine Morris helped steer Clinton to the center and away from the liberal policies he had pursued in his first two years in office. Morris is also credited with advising Clinton to sign the welfare reform bill of 1996 and getting him to back a balanced budget, both key centrist positions.
In addition to Clinton, Morris has handled the winning campaigns for more than 30 senators or governors including Republican Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and former Governors Bill Weld of Massachusetts and Pete Wilson of California.
In recent years, Morris has turned to foreign campaigns. He served as chief strategist for Mexico’s reformer Vicente Fox in his surprise victory over PRI in July, 2000, the party’s first defeat in 71 years. He also was the chief strategist for the successful campaigns of Fernando de la Rua of Argentina, Jorge Battle of Uruguay, Chen of Taiwan and, most recently, for Viktor Yushchenko, the Ukrainian presidential candidate who was poisoned during his campaign. He also handled the winning campaign for the new president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon.
In November of 1999, Morris founded a U.S. website called Vote.com, where people may log on to vote on major issues of the day. Their opinions are then e-mailed to their senator and congressman and other significant decision makers. Over three million people have used this site to express their opinions.
As part of his work with Vote.com, Morris, along with McGann, founded Legalvote.com, an online jury focus group service. They have conducted online focus groups in over 100 cases and their clients include two of the top insurance companies in the U.S. as well as many of the major plaintiff lawyers in the nation.
He and McGann have been married for 30 years and live in Florida and New York.
Praise for Dick Morris
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