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TRENDING: Doppelganger alert: John Kerry to play Romney in Obama debate prep
CNN Political Tracker ^ | 06/19/2012 | Jessica Yellin

Posted on 06/19/2012 4:38:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has been tapped to play Mitt Romney in debate preparations for President Barack Obama, an Obama campaign official confirmed Monday.

Kerry will mimic the presumptive GOP nominee in debate practice, anticipating Romney's answers and speaking style so the president can know what to expect in their face-to-face showdowns this fall.

Obama's campaign has made Romney's record as a one-term Massachusetts governor one of their prime lines of attack–a record Kerry knows well as a five-term senator from the state.

First reported by The Boston Globe, Obama's senior strategist David Axelrod said Kerry was the best pick for the job.

"He's an expert debater who has a fundamental mastery of a wide range of issues, including Mitt Romney's Massachusetts. He's the obvious choice," Axelrod said in a statement to the Globe.

The senator himself had plenty of practice on the presidential debate stage when he took on President George W. Bush three times in 2004 as the Democratic nominee.

Obama is scheduled to battle his Republican contender in three presidential debates in October. The events are set to occur in Denver, Colorado; and Hempstead, New York; and Boca Raton, Florida. Also in October, the vice presidential candidates will debate in Danville, Kentucky.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: altereddate; debate; johnkerry; obama; romney

1 posted on 06/19/2012 4:38:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

2 posted on 06/19/2012 4:39:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is it true that fubar served in Vietnam?


3 posted on 06/19/2012 4:41:36 AM PDT by Rider on the Rain
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To: SeekAndFind
Nice pics of Kerry and Milt.

WHICH OF THE TWO IMPOSED ROMNEYCARE/OBAMACARE?

WHICH OF THE TWO IMPOSED GAY MARRIAGE RIPPING UP THE MASS CONSTITUTION?

WHICH OF THE TWO COVERED UP THE BIG DIG FOR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS?

4 posted on 06/19/2012 4:42:15 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind
Nice pics of Kerry and Milt.

WHICH OF THE TWO IMPOSED ROMNEYCARE/OBAMACARE?

WHICH OF THE TWO IMPOSED GAY MARRIAGE RIPPING UP THE MASS CONSTITUTION?

WHICH OF THE TWO COVERED UP THE BIG DIG FOR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS?

5 posted on 06/19/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

I find it pretty funny how in these pictures, Romney looks better than Kerry.

Take a look at how Kerry isn’t even smiling here, and why does Romney have the American flag pin?

And I find it even funnier that Kerry got beat by Bush, the person Obama figures is responsible for everything wrong with America.


6 posted on 06/19/2012 4:44:47 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Rider on the Rain

“Is it true that fubar served in Vietnam?”

Yeah, and won a purple heart for injuries resulting from self-inflicted stupidity, and married his way into the Ketchup factory business too


7 posted on 06/19/2012 4:46:19 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Rider on the Rain

“Is it true that fubar served in Vietnam?”

Yeah, and won a purple heart for injuries resulting from self-inflicted stupidity, and married his way into the Ketchup factory business too.


8 posted on 06/19/2012 4:46:30 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: SeekAndFind

For Kerry, there’s an extra ‘p’ in doppelganger.


9 posted on 06/19/2012 4:47:43 AM PDT by MortMan (Americans are a people increasingly separated by our connectivity.)
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To: Diogenesis

OK, you’ve convinced me. I’m voting for Kerry.


10 posted on 06/19/2012 4:47:53 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: SeekAndFind
WHICH OF THE TWO EARNED HIS FORTUNE THE HARD WAY?


11 posted on 06/19/2012 4:48:52 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: SeekAndFind

Type casting.


12 posted on 06/19/2012 4:50:09 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: SeekAndFind

First, Sarah Jessica Parker. Now, John Kerry. Someone in the Obama campaign has an affinity for horses.


13 posted on 06/19/2012 4:50:40 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Morpheus2009

Is it lost on all here that Mr. RomneyCARE
is hated in Massachusetts which is why
TEAM ROMNEY has attempt to EJECT Massachusetts delegates
from the convention UNLESS they swear to remain
on their knees in obedience to Mr. RomneyCARE.

Is not one ineligible, liberal Tyrant enough?


14 posted on 06/19/2012 4:53:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, since John F’n Kerry pretended to be what he wasn’t in Viet Nam, he should be good at pretending once again. Actually, this is genius by some idiot in the Soetoro Campaign. Too bad Marx or Alinsky aren’t alive to spar with Romney as surrogate for Soetoro.


15 posted on 06/19/2012 4:54:54 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SeekAndFind

Expert on losing?


16 posted on 06/19/2012 4:57:57 AM PDT by StAntKnee (Add your own danged sarc tag)
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To: SeekAndFind

The whole thing almost seems...incestuous.


17 posted on 06/19/2012 4:59:15 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Diogenesis

You aren’t making much sense.

“TEAM ROMNEY has attempt to EJECT Massachusetts delegates
from the convention UNLESS they swear to remain
on their knees in obedience to Mr. RomneyCARE.”

Prove it, let me see your source and if it has any credibility.

Fact is, Kerry was and always is a joke, and is a pathetic imitation, if any, of the frontrunner. Obama figures going in the back room and politically masturbating is a good idea. I say let him go ahead.


18 posted on 06/19/2012 5:13:34 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: SeekAndFind

I think this is really good news.

An empty headed Democratic Party echo chamber will not offer Obama the slightest preparation for a debate with Romney.

I can’t think of a worse choice than that narcissistic corrupt moron twit, Kerry.

Which is fine by me.


19 posted on 06/19/2012 5:17:09 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: StAntKnee
Expert on losing?

Kerry was marginally better than W in the 2004 debates -- but that isn't saying a whole lot. He lost the election, but not b/c of his debate performances. He lost the election because voters thought he was more of a doofus than Bush.

20 posted on 06/19/2012 5:18:23 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: moovova

Correction, the whole thing sounds like Obama wishes to masturbate in a back room during his campaign. Pretty much what I call it when you want one of your little yes men to act like your opponent.


21 posted on 06/19/2012 5:22:39 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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So you don't believe the GOPe demands Americans BOW TO MYTH?

MassGOP Allocation Committee bounces delegates and alternates for "failure to follow the rules"
6/15/12 - "Stephen Zykofsky, the Chairman of the committee that set the
rules for the selection of delegates, ... believes that, "the state party was in its rights
to ask for affirmation of support for Mitt Romney before the caucuses were held.
That affirmation could have come in the form of a pledge, which was done,
or in the form of an affidavit. The rules do not call for affirmation after the election is over."
Zykofsky does stress though that he told elected delegates that they should sign the affidavit, to avoid any pitfalls.
Brad Wyatt, the leader of the Ronald Reagan Liberty Slate, said in an emailed statement,
".... The continued arrogant attitudes and clear manipulation of the rules by members
of MassGOP leadership are a perfect example of why almost 90% Massachusetts residents
refuse to be a Registered Republican and active in the Massachusetts Republican Party."

22 posted on 06/19/2012 5:23:17 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sooth2222

Let’s see, Kerry married his.

Romney did get a Harvard MBA and was in the top 10 percent of his graduating class, which of the two do you honestly think took more work?


23 posted on 06/19/2012 5:28:12 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: SeekAndFind

Why is this being covered? The point being missed is how universally disliked j f’n kerry was/is. By using him as the debate dummy, zippy is continuing to poison the water supply.

The lsm will cover this for a several cycles and point to the similarities between the smurf and the actual nominee.

Not that this one operation will sway all the electoratards, it will get the idea out there that jfk and the nominee are close in speech pattern and deed.

ruefully


24 posted on 06/19/2012 5:37:26 AM PDT by petro45acp ("Don't" read 'HOPE' by L Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman...it will bring tears to eyes. BORE!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
So the pro-abortion, big government, gay agenda pushing, snooty, liberal flip flopper from Massachusetts is being played by John Kerry.


25 posted on 06/19/2012 5:42:35 AM PDT by Lady4Liberty (Watch Romney DESTROY Obama at his own game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYvx4UfM8RA)
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To: Sooth2222
Kerry was marginally better than W in the 2004 debates -- but that isn't saying a whole lot. He lost the election, but not b/c of his debate performances. He lost the election because voters thought he was more of a doofus than Bush.

Kerry lost the election because America wasn't ready for a female president.
26 posted on 06/19/2012 5:49:03 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: Lady4Liberty

You forgot ‘great hair’. They both have it.


27 posted on 06/19/2012 6:11:12 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Diogenesis

Which of the two committed treason, gave aid and comfort to the enemy, and stabbed American troops in the back during wartime? Which one married two wealthy women, instead of earning his fortune in business with hard work? Which one has constantly sided with those who hate America? Romney is no peach, but I will vote for him before I would see Obama re-elected.


28 posted on 06/19/2012 6:19:07 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Sooth2222

“WHICH OF THE TWO EARNED HIS FORTUNE THE HARD WAY?”

I was going to answer Romney until I scrolled down to see the pic.


29 posted on 06/19/2012 6:19:58 AM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: SeekAndFind

The mighty John f’n Kerry former Presidential candidate, now a fill in for debate prep. What next ? Depends commercials?


30 posted on 06/19/2012 7:09:34 AM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Diogenesis

“WHICH OF THE TWO IMPOSED GAY MARRIAGE...” The Massachusetts Supreme Court found gay marriage to be a right in Goodrich. Last I checked neither was on that court...


31 posted on 08/13/2012 7:11:15 AM PDT by wrhssaxensemble (We need an electable conservative in 2012!)
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