The nation's success during Clinton's time in office is based soley on his lack of political success. The best thing for any economy is to have the government in gridlock. Any time the two money spending branches of government are cooperating, they are spending your money. If we had Hillary care in 1994 as Clinton had wanted, the mess we are in now would have happened 18 years ago.
As for the reign of error, Clinton never had 9/11. Bush's response to it (war-mongering, nation building) was wrong, but it still happened. Clinton was the luckiest president ever.