Be wary of the rich, slick politician from Massachusetts, he might seem eerily familiar.
He flip-flops. He's super-rich. And he has nice hair.
Only this time it's not Sen. John Kerry, D-MA. It's Republican candidate Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts.
The comparisons are so similar Election 2012 pundits now compare it to the 2004 election which pitted Kerry against the incumbent George W. Bush.
Here's another similarity: Neither one comes off as likable-- not even to their supporters.
Even still, like Kerry, Romney has been heralded as the candidate most likely to defeat the incumbent even though he hasn't inspired or energized voters.
That may be why Republicans went through candidates earlier this year like they were Baskin-Robbins flavors of the month.
In the end, voters finally chose Romney over Rick Santorum, favoring the uncharismatic yet stable candidate over the exciting but controversial one.
But will Romney and Kerry also share an election loss?
Mitt Romney 2012
Campaign fund documents show that Mitt Romney is far more dependent on very wealthy donors than any other presidential candidate, making him even more vulnerable to accusations that he's too close to the rich. The former Massachusetts governor has raised just 9% of his campaign funds from small donors – contributions of $200 or less, […]