Dick Morris - Biography



Probably the most prominent American political consultant, Dick Morris is credited almost universally 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 also has handled the winning campaigns for more than 30 senators or governors.

Morris, a familiar figure as a commentator for the Fox News Channel, makes more than 400 appearances each year and is well known for hard-hitting, nonpartisan commentary about the U.S. political scene. He writes a weekly column for the New York Post and the Hill Magazine in the United States and the National Post in Canada.

In November 1999, Morris founded a Web site called Vote.com where people may log on to vote on the major issues of the day. Their opinions are e-mailed to their senators and members of Congress and to other significant decision makers Vote.com is rated by Media Metrics and PC Data as one of the most trafficked Web sites in the world.

Morris has written several books, including his 1997 best-selling memoir of the Clinton administration, "Behind the Oval Office, Winning the Presidency in the Nineties." In 1999, he wrote a guide to modern politics called "The New Prince: Machiavelli Updated for the 21st Century." His book "Power Plays" sketches the careers of 20 of history's leading figures and the strategies they used to gain political power.

Other best-sellers to his credit include “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 his latest, "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."

Morris lives in Connecticut and in New York City with his wife of 23 years, Eileen McGann, his frequent co-author.

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