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Kerry Plays Romney in Debate With Obama

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry will pretend he’s Mitt Romney in mock debates with President Obama, the campaign has confirmed.

“There is no one that has more experience or understanding of the presidential debate process than John Kerry,” said David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist. “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.”

Obama and Romney will face off in three debates before the election. Romney is probably getting help from Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, a possible running mate who helped Sen. John McCain prepare for Obama in the previous election.

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