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Old 09-26-2008, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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As Hardball tonight correctly pointed out --

During this debate, where the format was 5 minutes of face-to-face conversation on each question by the candidates, McCain never once even looked at Obama! No eye contact whatsoever.

So what's up? No eye contact with your opponent would tend to indicate that you are either lying, misleading, or just plain intimidated. Even worse when it was supposed to be part of the format of the debate!
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Wantagh NY
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Even the moderator tried to get them to talk to each other!
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, MD
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...I noticed this too. I thought that McCain showed NO class with this....but people here will defend McCain's actions...
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:36 PM
 
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It made him look angry.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I don't blame him. Would you want to stare into a socialists eyes that wears goggles and ipod headphones. Not me. You'd go blind!! Oh wait!! What are obama supporters
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:39 PM
 
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I've said it for the longest, body language speaks truth to everything. It's something that you cannot truly control when emotions are running in your mind. My slogan on McCain is; When he smiles, he scares you. When he is normal, he looks angry. When he is actually angry, duck because he is probably swinging.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, MD
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It made him look angry.
...he was just looking straight ahead with an iron jaw....wierd man...
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:43 PM
 
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I saw this a bit differently. McCain's almost condescending stare at his own podium while ignoring Obama probably ticked off the Democrats but I think it gave the appearance of the school master chiding the student. I think this played well with older voters and particularly older white voters.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, MD
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I saw this a bit differently. McCain's almost condescending stare at his own podium while ignoring Obama probably ticked off the Democrats but I think it gave the appearance of the school master chiding the student. I think this played well with older voters and particularly older white voters.

...maybe so...but to me it looked wayyyy tooo weird.
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Old 09-26-2008, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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...I noticed this too. I thought that McCain showed NO class with this....but people here will defend McCain's actions...
Notice whenever McCain addressed obama he said Sen Obama. Obama called him by his first name.
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