Channeling Romney

Kerry to Play Mitt for Rehearsals

President Obama will have just three opportunities to take on Mitt Romney in televised debates this fall and, in typical Obama fashion, he's leaving nothing to chance. He's tapped senator and onetime presidential candidate John Kerry to help him prepare for the high-stakes debates by playing his opponent. Not only is Kerry considered one of the Democratic Party's master debaters, as Massachusetts's senior senator, he has had nearly 20 years to study Romney as a politician. "There is no one that has more experience or understanding of the presidential-debate process than John Kerry," said chief Obama strategist David Axelrod.