(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton often causes a stir when he stumps on the campaign trail, but at a rally for Ohio Democrats Gov. Ted Strickland and Rep. John Boccieri, it was Boccieri who initiated the commotion when he rushed offstage to be with his pregnant wife, Stacey.
Clinton was in the middle of his speech at a rally in Canton, Ohio on Saturday when he paused as Strickland tapped his elbow and told him Boccieri's wife was in labor.
"His wife's now having a baby," Strickland said. "He has to leave."
"The baby's now being born, tell him goodbye," Clinton said to cheers.
Clinton, who in the past has been adept at witty responses during interruptions, like attendees fainting at rallies, had an off the cuff remark for this occasion as well.
"You'd be amazed how many times I take a picture with a very pregnant woman and she immediately gives birth like that." Clinton said.
He also gestured to both sets of grandparents, seated in the audience, and said "I would like some credit for your fifth grandchild being born into the world."
"We got another Democrat, I wish we could register that baby before it's too late," Clinton continued.
He finished his speech without additional interruptions, criticizing Republican fiscal policy and crediting Strickland and Boccieri with Ohio's economic growth.
– CNN's Peter Hamby and Jillian Harding contributed to this report.
Bill Clinton in 2012
Call ACORN, they will get the little on on the rolls.
Did he deliver the baby too? Was he there when it was conceived. Wow, this man has a huge ego!
too easy. next!
He usually induces nausea with me.
Wouldn't have been nice if he could have run for a third term? Can you imagine where our economy would be now? Can you imagine what we could have accomplished with the billions we have spent on two wars??
Has this man no shame?
Clinton takes credit for inducing labor? What?????? Did he get another girl pregnant again. Geez.........LOL
love me some bill!
Ohio's economic growth? Where?
Did he induce the labor or the pregnancy itself?
Please correct quote...
“You’d be amazed how many times I take a picture with a very pregnant woman and she immediately gives birth like that.” Clinton said.
What he meant to say was...
“You’d be amazed.how many times I take a picture with a woman and she immediately is pregnant” Clinton said.
That's too funny! Someone would question if Clinton is the father in one of those cases.
He has it all – intelligence, charisma, class, and guile.
This is funny... My first daughter was born 12 weeks premature the night that Clinton was elected. A friend rushed my wife to the hospital because I was stuck in a long line at the polls.
Bill Clinton induces heartburn. The man has no honor. I'd rather listen to Hootie and the Blowfish than Bill.
Vote against all the kooks that forced through Obamacare and the useless/dangerous Financial 'reform' bill.
Well I guess it's better than him taking credit for conception.
President Clinton is the best.
I think we need a DNA test to make sure it's not his.