While others are cracking jokes and poking fun at the choice, I think this is brilliant.
President Obama has tapped Sen. John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, to play Republican Mitt Romney in mock debate rehearsals, Obama campaign officials and the senator’s office confirmed Monday.
Kerry will help Obama prepare for among the most consequential events of his reelection campaign — the three fall debates against Romney. As the senior senator from Massachusetts, Kerry has studied Romney’s career and campaign style for nearly two decades and has first-hand knowledge of his record as governor.
John Kerry may not have been the most engaging presidential candidate, but he’s also brilliant and more familiar with the tactics, memes, and phony arguments the Right Wing makes than possibly anyone else.
Kerry is no lightweight on matters of policy or history either.