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; Bain Capital; Election 2012
Poll leader Mitt Romney is getting slammed by opponents for the 15 years he spent at private equity firm Bain Capital. To hear the opposition tell it, Romney is not the job-creator he claims to be, but rather a greedy profiteer. After winning Iowa by a narrow 0.1% margin, Romney was the New Hampshire frontrunner […]