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Dick Morris is probably the most prominent American political consultant, almost universally credited with piloting President 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, he helped steer President Clinton to the center and away from the liberal policies he had pursued in his first two years in office. He was credited with advising President Clinton to sign the welfare reform bill of 1996 and getting him to back a balanced budget, both key centrist positions.
Mr. Morris began his relationship with Bill Clinton in 1977 when he handled the Arkansas Attorney General's successful campaign to become the youngest Governor in the nation. He did not work on Mr. Clinton's defeat for re-election in 1980 but did oversee his comeback victory in 1982, as well as his Arkansas re -election victories in 1984, 86, and 1990.
In addition to President Clinton, Dick Morris has handled the winning campaigns for more than 30 Senators or Governors. In recent years, he has turned to foreign campaigns and served as chief strategist for Mexico's reformer Vicente Fox in his upset victory in July of 2000 over the PRI, after the party had ruled the nation for 71 years. He also was the strategist behind Felipe Calderon's victory in Mexico in 2006. He was the chief strategist for the winning campaigns for the Presidents or Prime Ministers in Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Taiwan, Japan, Romania, and Ukraine.
In the United States, Mr. Morris has become a familiar figure as a commentator for the Fox News Channel. He is also well known for his hard-hitting, nonpartisan, objective commentary about the United States' political scene. He writes a weekly column for The New York Post and another for Hill Magazine in Washington DC.
Dick Morris has written 12 books including eight bestsellers. His most recent best seller, Catastrophe, debuted on The New York Times bestseller list as number one. The other best sellers are Behind the Oval Office, Off With Their Heads (about the war on terror), Rewriting History (a biography of Hillary Clinton he wrote with his wife), BecauseHe Could, Condi vs. Hillary (promoting Condoleezza Rice for president), Outrage (essays about rip-offs in America), and Fleeced (which warned of the disaster Obama would bring).
Dick Morris lives with his wife in Florida.
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