Fresh off his departure from Fox News, Dick Morris said in an interview published Friday that his next mission will be to help the Republican Party rediscover the ideological center.
“I’m trying to explore ways in which the Republican party can make itself viable nationally, so it can win national elections without sacrificing its basic principles,” Morris told the National Review. “That’s the mission I’ve set for myself.”
Morris, whose contract was not renewed at Fox after he posted a dismal record
of predicting the outcome of elections, said that he could do for the GOP what he did for the Democratic Party and his old boss, former President Bill Clinton.
“I showed Democrats how to move center,” Morris said. “Now, I want to help do the same thing with the Republican party. . . . I’ve got a pretty good track record of getting presidents and senators and governors elected. And I think that gives me credibility to talk to my fellow Republicans.”
As the National Review noted, such an effort would mark a dramatic shift in tone for Morris, who's co-authored a number of books in recent years that catered to the far-right fringe.
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