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Political debate prep: John Kerry plays Mitt Romney, and 7 other odd substitutes
The Massachusetts Democrat will stand in for the Massachusetts Republican during Obama's debate rehearsals. Here, a pictorial guide to other faux sparring partners
Practicing for presidential debates: Who's "played" Clinton, Gore, and more Joe Raedle/Getty Images,Scott Olson/Getty Images
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he Obama campaign announced this week that Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) will play Mitt Romney when Obama preps for three October debates. Of course, that inspired plenty of jokes about Obama being lucky to find yet another multi-millionaire flip-flopper from Massachusetts to play Romney, but Team Obama says it's Kerry's vaunted debating skills that make him a perfect stand-in. Here, a look at other debate-prep sparring partners:

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