Last updated on: 9/1/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Dick Morris Biography

Title:
Former Campaign Manager for President Bill Clinton
Position:
Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“[O]nce the healthcare system is extended to cover everyone, with no commensurate increase in the resources available, the change will be forever. The vicious cycle of cuts in medical resources and in the number of doctors and nurses will doom healthcare in this country. This wanton destruction will not be reversible by any bill or program. A crucial part of our quality of life — the best healthcare in the world — will be gone forever.

…Just as in the 1990s, when HMOs first became universal, the patient outrage will create a political force all its own and those who foisted this brave new world on the American people will be in their crosshairs.”

“Death of U.S. Healthcare,” The Hill, May 12, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Political analyst, FOX News Channel
  • Columnist, FoxNews.com
  • Columnist, New York Post
  • Columnist, The Hill
  • Strategist, League of American Voters
  • Founder and President of Vote.com
  • Founder of Legalvote.com
  • Co-Screenwriter with Eileen McGann and Lee Troxler, Fahrenhype 9/11, 2004
  • Former Chief Campaign Strategist for Vicente Fox, Mexico, 2000
  • Former Campaign Manager for President Bill Clinton, 1996
  • Former Campaign Consultant for President Bill Clinton’s gubernatorial
    campaigns, 1977, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1990
  • Former Campaign Manager for former Republican Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott
  • Former Campaign Manager for former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld
  • Former Campaign Manager for former California Governor Pete Wilson
  • Former Commentator, Talk Radio Network (TRN)
Education:
  • BA, Columbia University, 1967
Other:
  • Born November 28, 1948, New York, NY
Quoted in:
  1. Will the quality of care from public health programs such as Medicare and Medicaid improve?