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Sen. John Kerry: ""I was chosen from binders of senators"

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BOCA RATON, Fla --After watching Mitt Romney in two debates, I asked Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Monday--who is President Barack Obama's sparring partner in debate prep--how he has changed or adjusted his approach.

Kerry--speaking to reporters in the media file center/spin room before the Boca Raton debate--suggested he made adjustments--but did not want to get into details. He did offer up this"

"I was chosen from binders of senators and I learned my job well enough that when I went home my dog was growling at me so obviously I changed something. We'll see how it works tonight. We'll see how it happens, but I'm not going to go into the whole process. It was a privilege to be part of it, and that's a serious comment."

Kerry's "binders" wise crack was aimed at Romney, who said at the Hofstra debate last week that he looked through "whole binders full of women" when he was recruiting staff while Massachusetts governor.

Kerry, who delivered a powerful case for Obama in his Democratic Convention speech added Obama in the Florida third and final debate "could not be more anxious to defend the decisions that he has made and lay out his vision to where the country needs to go."

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