Even a lot of Republicans are admitting he nailed it, and may just have cost Romney the election.
"Tonight, when everybody leaves, lock the door," GOP strategist Alex Castellanos said on CNN immediately after the speech ended. "You don't have to come back tomorrow. This convention is done. This will be the moment that probably re-elected Barack Obama. Bill Clinton saved the Democratic Party once. It was going too far left. He came in and took it to the center. He did it again tonight."
Mike Murphy, another leading Republican operative, tweeted his praise.
"Highly effective Clinton speech. Aimed right at voters Obama needs," Murphy wrote.
And then: "A master's class in using (select) factoids and policy ideas to 'explain' and score big politically. Mitt's speech should have done this."
Forget that Clinton strayed from his prepared remarks repeatedly and was not even halfway through his speech when the clock struck 11 p.m. on the East Coast -- the Big Dog delivered.
Despite his personal failings I'd vote for him again in a heartbeat if it was legal for him to run.