Luncheon Meeting: Thursday Mar 13, 2014
Dick Morris – Political Consultant
The most prominent American political consultant, Dick Morris has become well known for his probing, insightful, hard-hitting and clear commentary on the FoxNews channel. With his wife, Eileen McGann, Dick has written sixteen books, including twelve New York Times best-sellers. Their almost daily columns circulate by e mail to 500,000 people and hundreds of thousands more read them ondickmorris.com, their famous web site. He now produces a daily video on his site, seen by over 140,000 separate people each week with a history lesson every Saturday.
Domestically, Morris has handled the winning campaigns of more than thirty Senators and Governors. Internationally, he has piloted the successful campaigns of the president or prime minister of Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Kenya, Spain, Hungary, Poland, Taiwan, and Japan.
Morris first came to national attention when he provided the strategy that engineered Bill Clinton’s stunning comeback re-election victory in 1996, rescuing his presidency after he had lost control of Congress in 1994. Called “the most influential private citizen in America” by Time Magazine, Morris steered Clinton back toward the center and was a key player in the Clinton Administration initiatives that balanced the budget, cut taxes, and reformed welfare.
The Morris-Clinton relationship began in 1977 when he handled Bill’s first campaign for governor. After Clinton was elected, he fired Morris and lost his bid for re-election in 1980. After bringing Morris back, Clinton asked him to guide his successful re-election campaigns in 1984, 1986, and 1990.
Morris’ and McGann’s latest book is Here Come the Black Helicopters: UN Global Governance and the Loss of Freedom