Stiff, Awkward, Rich Guy From Massachusetts To Stand In For Stiff, Awkward, Rich Guy From Massachusetts In Debate Prep

The Obama campaign may have found the perfect person to get the President ready for this fall’s debates with Mitt Romney:

(CNN) - 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.

Word is that Michael Dukakis will provide Kerry with charisma advice.

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Comments

  1. Ron Beasley says:

    I’ve got to hand it to you Doug – one perfect title!!!

  2. Tsar Nicholas says:

    Watching those debates will be like rubbernecking a collision between septic tank trucks.

  3. Thank you Ron, it just seemed appropriate 🙂

  4. @Tsar Nicholas:

    This is why man invented alcohol

  5. al-Ameda says:

    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.

    All Kerry has to do is be himself.

  6. James H says:

    To get into character, Kerry’s going to put Joe Biden in a kennel on top of his car and drive for a few hours …

  7. michael reynolds says:

    You can argue that Mr. Obama can’t govern, but you can’t say these guys don’t know how to campaign. Romney = Kerry. You gotta love it. Very clever.

  8. Ron Beasley says:

    @Doug Mataconis: It’s even better that this one of mine:
    Too Many Bankers – Not Enough Guillotines and I thought that one was pretty good.

  9. @michael reynolds:

    The other alternative might have been to hire Brent Spiner to reprise his role as Lt. Commander Data

  10. Shame Paul Tsongas isn’t still with us, or this event could be a veritable assemblage of Mass Dems who perpetually will be in the shadow of fils Kennedy.

  11. gVOR08 says:

    @Doug Mataconis: Commander Data couldn’t possibly stand in for Romney, he couldn’t lie. For that matter, I don’t think Kerry can stand in for someone who lies like Romney.

    On the other hand, Data might be able to loan Romney an emotion chip.

  12. sam says:

    @michael reynolds:

    You can argue that Mr. Obama can’t govern, but you can’t say these guys don’t know how to campaign. Romney = Kerry. You gotta love it. Very clever.

    Hey, and Mitt is fluent in French, too. How they gonna finesse that?