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Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:51 PM

Pres. Obama rehearsing with John Kerry for the next debate in Wmsburg, VA

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The president has set aside a serious chunk of time for preparation after being faulted for underestimating the importance of his first debate with Romney. He'll be hunkered down in Williamsburg, Va., from Saturday until Tuesday rehearsing with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass, acting as a proxy for Romney.


Next to last paragraph here: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/biden_contradicted_sworn_testimony_dYkz7Z4XaGbPWg7RQU1mXL

I was not aware of this until late last night. Here the story - I was walking down an isle of my local supermarket looking for canned tomatoes around 9:30 last night. Only a very tall well-dressed gentleman and myself were in the isle. Standing a few feet away, I glanced at him sideways and did a double take. "Excuse me, sir, do people tell you that you look like John Kerry?"

He turned and looked directly at me and said, "All the time."

"OMG, YOU ARE JOHN KERRY!!"

He smiled a big grin and said, "Yes, I am."

It was a surreal moment. Sen. Kerry in a supermarket, shopping for his own groceries by himself??!! I thought I must be dreaming. Remember, I did not know that he and the President were going to rehearse together, much less be here in Williamsburg!

I ran and found my hubs in another isle and brought him over and made a couple of camera shots. I cannot link/ post those pics because they're online only on my FB page and on DU's FB page.

True story. Do you think RMoney has ever shopped for his own groceries in the last 20 yrs, other than that photo-op?

Btw, my local, cheap Food Lion does not carry many Heinz products and Sen. Kerry asked me about that.

(I've cross-posted this from my original post on Politics 2012.)

Folks I can finally post one of the pics!



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Reply Pres. Obama rehearsing with John Kerry for the next debate in Wmsburg, VA (Original post)
Duppers Oct 2012 OP
JI7 Oct 2012 #1
juajen Oct 2012 #2
Duppers Oct 2012 #5
Luftmensch067 Oct 2012 #3
Duppers Oct 2012 #7
Duppers Oct 2012 #8
ProSense Oct 2012 #4
MBS Oct 2012 #6
YvonneCa Oct 2012 #9
Inuca Oct 2012 #11
wisteria Oct 2012 #10
Inuca Oct 2012 #12
Duppers Oct 2012 #14
Luftmensch067 Oct 2012 #13
Duppers Oct 2012 #15
politicasista Oct 2012 #16
beachmom Oct 2012 #17

Response to Duppers (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:06 PM

1. thanks for posting here, when i was reading your story i thought it was the start of the joke

Kerry always told where the person says to him "doesn't that make you mad" at people thinking he was Kerry.

i would love to meet Kerry in this way. preferably without many people around in some setting like this since it seems like it would be more fun and you can ask them almost anything even non political related.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:33 PM

2. Great story! He should have been President. Of course, it is mind boggling what would

have happened with Edwards by his side. I think he would have tried to smuggle her into the naval observatory. Remembering Elizabeth fondly.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:02 PM

5. I was so taken back and star-struck...

that I wasn't thinking clearly, as I posted here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=140388

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:50 PM

3. Love it!

LOL! Duppers, I've seen enough JK appearances that, like J17, I thought he was going to deliver that famous punchline!

Person recognizing JK: Do people ever tell you you look like John Kerry?
JK: All the time.
PRJK: Kinda makes ya mad, doesn't it?

I totally LOVE your story, especially your adorable reaction, and I bet he loved it, too. And he asked you about Heinz products? And people think he's stiff and elitist. He's hilarious!

Your post makes my day, thanks for posting it here!!!

And I still would love to see him "playing" Romney in debate prep...

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Response to Luftmensch067 (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:06 PM

7. Oh, you're so welcome!

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There were a few other dems in the store who recognized him too. I ran into a biracial couple (not really typical for this red state) and I asked them if they had seen him. "Oh, YES indeedy." The gal was just as excited and star-struck as I was.

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Response to Luftmensch067 (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:12 PM

8. I actually grabbed my cheek when he turned and spoke.

I immediately knew it was him when I saw him face-on. I must have opened my mouth too...I just don't remember.

It was one of those so-unexpected moments that I could have been knocked over with a feather. I was glad my hair was clean and I had some makeup on.

My hubs shook his hand while I grabbed my phone to make pics.

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:57 PM

4. I love your story.



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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 05:03 PM

6. Wonderful story! thanks!

All fingers, toes, everything crossed that Sen. Kerry's illustrious student is working diligently, getting enough sleep, and heeding Sen. Kerry's wisdom on this vital task so that he is Totally In The Groove on Tuesday.
As you know , the weather is fabulous in VA right now. . hopefully that is keeping everyone in a really good and productive mood.

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Response to MBS (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 08:31 PM

9. The President...

...is going to be GREAT! No doubt in my mind. BTW, anyone live-blogging this?

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Response to MBS (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 01:09 PM

11. Everything crossed, indeed :-)

It's so damn' important!

Wonderful story Duppers! And yes, I am green with envy .

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2012, 01:12 AM

10. What a wonderful memory to cherish. n/t

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:51 AM

12. Yes, he does indeed look a lot

like John Kerry, he even dresses like him

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Response to Inuca (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 02:38 PM

14. lol. :)

He does have a sense of humor....like you.

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:45 AM

13. Excellent picture!

Thanks for posting!!!

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Response to Luftmensch067 (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 02:39 PM

15. for a camera phone

I was nervous when taking it.

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:56 PM

16. Good story

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Response to Duppers (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:07 PM

17. Okay, this just made my day!!

Thanks for posting.

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