38 Facts About Dick Morris


Richard Samuel Morris was born on November 28,1948 and is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster, political campaign consultant, and general political consultant.


Dick Morris encouraged Clinton to pursue Third Way policies of triangulation that combined traditional Republican and Democratic proposals, rhetoric, and issues so as to achieve maximum political gain and popularity.


Dick Morris worked as a Republican strategist before joining the Clinton administration, where he helped Clinton recover from the Republican Revolution by advising him to adopt more moderate policies.


Dick Morris writes a weekly column for the New York Post that is carried nationwide, and contributes columns and blogs to both the print and online versions of The Hill.


Dick Morris was the strategist for Republican Christy Mihos's campaign in the 2010 Massachusetts gubernatorial election, and supported Mitt Romney in 2012, predicting that he would achieve a landslide victory.


Dick Morris has appeared in the past on Fox News for political commentary, especially appearing on The O'Reilly Factor and Hannity.


Dick Morris attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City, where he was active on the debate team.


Dick Morris managed Jerrold Nadler's campaign for class president; Nadler has since gone on to represent New York in the House of Representatives.


Dick Morris was involved in the first campaign of Richard Gottfried for New York State Assembly in 1970.


Dick Morris graduated from Stuyvesant in 1964, then attended Columbia University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, graduating in 1967.


Dick Morris is a first cousin once removed of the late attorney Roy Cohn.


Dick Morris first worked with Bill and Hillary Clinton during Bill Clinton's successful 1978 bid for Governor of Arkansas.


Dick Morris did not have a role in Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign, which instead was headed by David Wilhelm, James Carville, George Stephanopoulos, and Paul Begala.


Dick Morris resigned on the same day that Bill Clinton spoke and accepted the nomination at the Democratic National Convention.


Privately, several of Clinton's aides were furious that in his resignation statement Morris credited himself with helping the President "come back from being buried in a landslide" and that Morris ended by comparing himself to Robert F Kennedy.


Dick Morris was featured on two consecutive covers of Time magazine.


Dick Morris says the incident was the reason for denying Bill Clinton's request to work on the 1992 campaign.


Dick Morris has become a vocal and regular critic of the Clintons since his departure, in particular Hillary Rodham Clinton and her bid for the presidency.


Dick Morris has written extensively about the Clintons and contributed to Hillary: The Movie, a documentary about Rodham Clinton when she was still a 2008 Presidential candidate.


Dick Morris has been described as "America's most ruthless political consultant" in the BBC documentary Century of the Self, which chronicled how he brought lifestyle marketing to politics for the first time.


Dick Morris has consulted for candidates in other countries of the western hemisphere, including the campaigns of Fernando de la Rua for President of Argentina, Jorge Batlle for President of Uruguay, Vicente Fox for President of Mexico, and Raphael Trotman for President of Guyana.


Dick Morris worked as a strategist for Christy Mihos, who sought the Republican nomination to run for Governor of Massachusetts in 2010 against incumbent Deval Patrick overseeing strategy, polling, and advertising.


Dick Morris is a regular columnist and Pundits Blogger for The Hill, a nonpartisan daily newspaper based in Washington, DC, and for Newsmax, a conservative online news website.


Dick Morris regularly makes predictions about candidates' chances of winning elections during these appearances.


Dick Morris had earlier discussed the likelihood of Dean defeating John Kerry after early strong showings by the former Vermont governor.


Dick Morris even went so far as to suggest that Hillary Clinton would drop out to focus on her 2008 presidential campaign.


Dick Morris's critics reacted by mocking his mistaken predictions of past races.


Dick Morris elaborated that exit polls showed some Edwards voters were unsure if a woman or an African-American, in reference to then Democratic Primary front runners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, could get elected to the Presidency for the first time in 2008.


Dick Morris explained the logic behind his prediction in a video posted at his website.


Dick Morris made this prediction in the face of an overwhelming consensus among expert pollsters leading up to election night that Obama would win at least the Electoral College and likely the popular vote.


Dick Morris worked with the United Kingdom Independence Party in their campaign before the 2004 European Parliament election.


Dick Morris argues this played a significant role in forcing the government of then President Leonid Kuchma to acquiesce to a new poll when the official results of the first varied materially from the exit surveys.


Dick Morris was host of a daily radio talk show on WPHT in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 2013 to 2015.


Dick Morris cited his desire to campaign for 2016 Republican candidates as his reason for leaving.


Dick Morris failed to pay a variety of state and federal taxes beginning in 1996.


Dick Morris has written several books, many co-authored with his wife, Eileen McGann.


Dick Morris authored Condi vs Hillary in which he argues that only Condoleezza Rice could block Hillary Clinton's anticipated 2008 bid for the White House.


Dick Morris instead remembers her as manipulative, cold, and single-minded in her pursuit of power.