Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Businessweek Archives

Carville's Wisdom For Dem `Weenies'


Up Front: BILL'S BUNCH

CARVILLE'S WISDOM FOR DEM `WEENIES'

WHAT'S THE RAGIN' CAJUN raging about these days? Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, and the GOP Right. Despite word on Washington's gossip circuit that James Carville has gone underground, the flamboyant Clinton adviser is writing a paperback designed to teach Democratic loyalists how to aggressively counter the conservatives. To Carville, the Democratic Party is "full of well-meaning weenies" who need to be taught how to fight.

Carville recently sent an emergency E-mail missive to a Democratic Web site, pleading for rhetorical ammunition. He wants to price his book at $10 or less, so all those unemployed former Democratic officeholders can afford it. The Random House-Simon & Schuster book is due out next January, just in time for the Presidential campaign.

But don't look for Carville to play the prominent role in Clinton's 1996 campaign that he did in 1992. Carville's hard-driving partisanship clashes with the moderate ways of Clinton's new political adviser, Republican Dick Morris. Plus, fatherhood is looming--Carville's wife, GOP-operative-turned-TV-talker Mary Matalin, is expecting. So Carville, 50, says he is "less focused and less ambitious."EDITED BY LARRY LIGHT, WITH OLUWABUNMI SHABI Richard S. Dunham


LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus