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Because He Could (Paperback)
Who is Bill Clinton?
A man whose presidency was disgraced by impeachment -- yet who remains one of the most popular presidents of our time.
A man whose autobiography, My Life, was panned by critics as a self-indulgent daily diary -- but rode the bestseller lists for months.
A man whose policies changed America at the close of the twentieth century -- yet whose weakness left us vulnerable to terror at the dawn of the twenty-first.
No one better understands the inner Bill Clinton, that creature of endless and vexing contradiction, than Dick Morris. From the Arkansas governor's races through the planning of the triumphant 1996 reelection, Morris was Clinton's most valued political adviser. Now, in the wake of Clinton's million-selling memoir My Life, Morris and his wife, Eileen McGann, set the record straight with Because He Could, a frank and perceptive deconstruction of the story Clinton tells -- and the many more revealing stories he leaves untold.
With the same keen insight they brought to Hillary Clinton's life in their recent bestseller Rewriting History, Morris and McGann uncover the hidden sides of the complicated and sometimes dysfunctional former president. Whereas Hillary is anxious to mask who she really is, they show, Bill Clinton inadvertently reveals himself at every turn -- as both brilliant and undisciplined, charming yet often filled with rage, willing to take wild risks in his personal life but deeply reluctant to use the military to protect our national security. The Bill Clinton who emerges is familiar -- reflexively blaming every problem on right-wing persecutors or naïve advisers -- but also surprising: passive, reactive, working desperately to solve a laundry list of social problems yet never truly grasping the real thrust of his own presidency. And while he courted danger in his personal life, the authors argue that Clinton's downfall has far less to do with his private demons than with his fear of the one person who controlled his future: his own first lady.
Sharp and stylishly written, full of revealing insider anecdotes, Because He Could is a fresh and probing portrait of one of the most fascinating, and polarizing, figures of our time.
About the Author
The most prominent American political consultant, Dick Morris has become well-known for his probing, insightful, hard-hitting, and clear commentary on the Fox News channel. With his wife, Eileen McGann, Dick has written fourteen books, including ten New York Times Best Sellers. Their almost daily columnscirculate by e-mail to 500,000 people, and hundreds of thousands more read them on DickMorris.com, their extremely popular website. He now produces a daily video on his site seen by over 140,000 viewers eachweek, 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, and other international campaigns.
McGann, wife of prominent American political consultant, Dick Morris, has co-authored fourteen books, including ten New York Times Best Sellers. Their almost daily columns circulate by e-mail to 500,000 people, and hundreds of thousands more read them on DickMorris.com, their extremely popular website.