Sen. Rob Portman, who was considered a top contender for Mitt Romney’s running mate, was recently tapped
to play President Obama in Romney’s debate prep. On CNN’s “Starting Point,” co-anchor John Berman asked Portman “how tough” he’ll be on Romney during debate practice.
“Very tough, I hope,” Portman said. “The point is to be so hard that halfway through the debate he says, ‘Well, that wasn't so bad’.”
“Has anybody ever taken a swing at you in these things?” Berman asked.
“It's come close. Usually it's the candidate's spouse listening in,” Portman replied.