Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) - Sen. John Kerry seized on a recent comment by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to describe his experience playing Romney in President Barack Obama's debate prep.
"I was chosen from binders of senators," Kerry told CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin. "I got pretty good at being the other guy, so good that when I went home my dog growled at me so I knew I was doing well."
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In last week's debate, Romney said he received "binders full of women" in an effort to spur female hiring in his Massachusetts administration. The comment ignited a media firestorm, and was apparently not lost on Kerry.
The veteran Massachusetts senator and former presidential nominee, said it was a "privilege" to help prepare the president for his three showdowns with Romney and that viewers will see a "forceful" president at the debate Monday night.
"I think you'll see a president tonight who is steady, who is forceful, strong and clear about what he has achieved and how it is connected to what he wants to achieve in the next four years," Kerry said.
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