Dick Morris, author of Behind the Oval Office, Vote.com, and other books, was an advisor to President Clinton for twenty years. Time magazine referred to him as "the most influential private citizen in America [and] a gleeful genius." Morris is currently a political commentator for Fox television and the president of Vote.com.
THE FUNDAMENTAL PARADIGM that dominates our politics is the shift from representational (Madisonian) to direct (Jeffersonian) democracy. Voters want to run the show directly and are impatient with all forms of intermediaries between their opinions and public policy. This basic shift stems from a profusion of information on the one hand, and a determined distrust of institutions and politicians on the other.