Wrong Way Bill's Economic Touchdown

America is humming, but how much did Clinton contribute?

He's trying to evoke Harry Truman's "give 'em hell" campaign, but Wonk-in-Chief Bill Clinton still loves to give 'em a bunch of statistics. From the Midwestern towns along his Aug. 25-28 whistle-stop tour to the Democratic convention in Chicago, the President spouted the same recitation of his record: 10 million new jobs, 4.5 million new homeowners, 10 million households refinancing mortgages, the budget deficit at a 14-year low, 250,000 fewer federal jobs, a 30% jump in exports. And huge crowds cheered every boffo number.

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