Obama Campaign Picks John Kerry to Portray Incredibly Wealthy Massachusetts Flip-flopper in Debate Prep

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Sen. Edward M. Kennedy joined community leaders at Otis Air National Guard Base to meet members of the 102nd Fighter Wing. Sen. Kennedy, and other Massachusetts senior politicians spoke to crowd at an afternoon press-conference. The Department of Defense has recommended that the base be closed. Sen. John F. Kerry is in background, left, Rep. William Delahunt, middle, and Gov. Mitt Romney at right.
Incredibly wealthy Massachusetts flip-flopper Mitt Romney/John Kerry. Photo: Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty

The Obama campaign announced today that it has picked John Kerry to serve as Mitt Romney's stand-in during President Obama's debate preparation. Kerry was chosen as Obama's sparring partner partly because he knows Romney's life and career so well; partly because he, as the Washington Post writes, "has long been considered one of the Democratic Party’s most skilled debaters"; and partly because the robot dad from the Duracell battery commercials had other commitments.