Star-struck Dems clamor for Bill Clinton

“He alone among modern politicians can speak to the average guy, the average gal, and make sense,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.). “So I'm looking forward to that.”

Clinton endorsed Pascrell in his tough primary against fellow Democratic Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.), helping put Pascrell over the top.

The former president likely won't get into “the stupid question about, are we better off now than we were four years ago?” Pascrell said, and shouldn't blame former President George W. Bush. Instead, he's expecting Clinton to lay out the case for why President Obama's got the better plan for making things better.

Former Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who retired in 2010, agreed.

“He's the real rock star,” Stupak said of Clinton.

Stupak said he was especially impressed with the new ad in which Clinton says Obama's economic policies mirror his own, which many voters remember from the booming 1990s.

“It's just, you want to talk about economics? I know something about economics. Remember the good times we had when I was in?” he said. “It's a good commercial.”