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Joe Biden: ‘You ever see me rope-a-dope?’

The key strategy in using this tactic is that the appearance of losing is an illusion, not an eventuality.

Obama campaign officials are tight-lipped about the strategies Vice President Joe Biden will deploy in tonightâ??s debate with Republican Paul Ryan, but the loquacious master of gaffes gave a glimpse of one tactic he wonâ??t be using.

â??You ever see me rope-a-dope?â?ť Biden told a reporter, who asked if he would use the ploy made famous by boxer Muhammad Ali.

Ali would use the tactic by lulling his opponent into believing he was losing with his back against the rope, then spring back to life for the win.

However, the key strategy in using this tactic is that the appearance of losing is an illusion, not an eventuality.

Editor’s note: Don’t forget to brush up on Biden’s greatest gaffes…

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