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In '08, McCain's debate team tried casting Michael Steele as Obama

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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, is resuming his role this cycle as faux-Barack Obama, pretending to be the president during debate prep with Republican rival Mitt Romney. It's a task Portman tackled in 2008 as well, but according to GQ's Robert Draper, Portman wasn't the McCain team's first pick the last time around. "[Republican debate prep mastermind Brett] O'Donnell initially wanted McCain to...

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