"The bounce Obama’s getting coming out of the convention is 80 percent Bill Clinton."
So said former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrch on CNN's State of the Union Sunday.
CANDY CROWLEY, HOST: Do you think Bill Clinton can move votes for Obama?
NEWT GINGRICH: I think he can temporarily move votes. I would say the bounce Obama’s getting coming out of the convention is 80 percent Bill Clinton. Clinton is a very popular figure for a very practical reason: the economy worked. People had jobs. We reduced children in poverty by 25 percent through welfare reform. We actually balanced the budget for four years. You look back on that and you think, I think what it does is it actually shrinks Obama. I mean, you have a real president and then you have this guy who’s a pretender.