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There’s probably no human being alive who is getting more advice than President Obama. After his first debate last week shook up the presidential race, he’s heard what President Clinton, swing voters and countless others think he should have said to Mitt Romney.

But it appears he has his response to The New Mitt Romney ready to go. In a rousing speech in Miami, Florida, Thursday afternoon the president gave his take on the Moderate Mitt who suddenly appeared last Wednesday:

Now, Governor Romney has been pitching this plan for almost a year now. He stood up on the stage in one of his primary debates and proudly promised that his new tax cuts on top of the Bush tax cuts would include the top 1%. Now, you wouldn’t know this from listening to the new latest version of Mitt Romney. He’s trying to go through an extreme makeover. After running for more than a year in which he called himself severely conservative, Mitt Romney’s trying to convince you that he was severely kidding. Look—what he was selling was not working because people understood his ideas wouldn’t help the middle-class so these days Mitt Romney’s for whatever you’re for. Suddenly he loves the middle class. Can’t stop talking enough about them. He loves Medicare. Loves teachers. He even loves the most important parts of Obamacare. What happened?

We can assume there will be another New Mitt Romney at the next debate, Tuesday, October 16. But this time, it seems President Obama might be a little more ready to debate him.

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