The two men stood side by side Tuesday as Clinton introduced Romney before the GOP candidate’s speech to Clinton’s annual global conference in New York. Clinton recalled working with Romney to save AmeriCorps, and praised the former Massachusetts governor’s efforts to persuade fellow Republicans to support the national service program…

“If there’s one thing we’ve learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from Bill Clinton can do a man a lot of good,” [Romney] said, prompting loud laughter and applause from the crowd.

It was a clear nod to Clinton’s speech praising President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention earlier in September, and the slight uptick in the polls that Obama enjoyed soon after.

“All I have to do now is wait a few days for that bounce to happen,” Romney quipped.