Former President Bill Clinton’s stem-winding nomination speech was a fact-checker’s nightmare: lots of effort required to run down his many statistics and factual claims, producing little for us to write about.
Republicans will find plenty of Clinton’s scorching opinions objectionable. But with few exceptions, we found his stats checked out.
As fact-checking is in vogue at the moment, here’s a look at Clinton’s speech. While they nicked him for overselling the Affordable Care Act, the key phrase is this: “Other exaggerations and missteps were minor by comparison.”