CONVENTION '96: WHO IS DICK MORRIS?

HOW A ROGUE GENIUS IN THE GAME OF POLITICAL STRATEGY BECAME THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PRIVATE CITIZEN IN AMERICA

Dick Morris' brain was in orbit. It was late July, and the President's political consultant--the co-author of his campaign message and advertising, the strategist who helped Clinton scoop up Republican issues and ideas on his way to a double-digit lead over Bob Dole--was returning again and again to a problem he thought might hurt Clinton's re-election. Not welfare reform, because Morris had already won that fight, but taxes. Clinton had promised a middle-class tax cut in 1992 but delivered a tax increase on the wealthy instead. Now Dole was getting ready to hammer Clinton with his own 15% solution.

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