Watch Bill Clinton Shower Newt Gingrich With Praise

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"He's articulate and he tries to think of a conservative version of an idea that will solve a legitimate problem," the former President told Newsmax. But Clinton didn't go so far as to say he thinks Newt would win the nomination.

This endorsement, unlike the one Gingrich received from New Hampshire's Union Leader today, is probably not a welcome one. Just over a week ago, the presidential hopeful's campaign attempted to distinguish Gingrich from Clinton on a Web site. “Opponents often try to delegitimize Newt Gingrich by pointing out that he had admitted to having an extramarital affair during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton,” the page on Gingrich’s Web site reads. Maybe this is Clinton's version of humor.