Trump’s Body Language and Delivery Wins in Third Debate Despite Insulting Questions As Rubio and Cruz Impresses

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When Donald Trump was asked the most ugly and disrespectful question by  cnbc’s John Harwood, who publicly called him a narcissist and then further insulted Trump by calling him a cartoon character, Trump appropriately responded that ‘ it was not a nicely stated question.” He then went on to respond in a calm and collected manner. He was also the most real  and genuine in terms of his demeanor and what he said. For instance  he was the only candidate who gave an honest and open answer to  the question regarding his flaw ( that he was too trusting and he doesn’t forgive).

He was the only candidate who answered the question openly and honestly. The others all went into a rehearsed rhetoric  that had nothing to do with addressing their flaw. Instead they used that time to address what they felt was important in their campaign.This turned many people off.

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One of the biggest turnoffs was when Huckabee said he didn’t have any flaws and then went on to say to ask his wife. He did not gain any Presidential points for that. He was also rehearsed and made body language gestures which were contrived. His facial language did not reflect that he was being genuine.

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Carla Fiorino had the worst body language throughout the evening which made her appear annoying. Her cocked head made her seem insecure and her tone was very defensive. When she said that he flaw was that she didn’t smile and then went off topic it was a turn off. The tone of her voice needs a lot of work. A while back  Donald Trump made reference to her looks as he asked how people could look at her for four years. I say, how can anyone listen to that voice for 4 years as it is so annoying and off putting. She loses the message she is trying to send because  of it. Also annoying, are the extraneous movements she makes when she speaks. One could also see a glimpse into her character as she mentions her former boss  as an endorsement and claims he said that in retrospect she did things right. Then when the character  flaw of her boss is brought up, she immediately throws him under the bus and distances herself from him and says that is why they didn’t get along. To me it showed a lack of loyalty as she was willing to turn on a dime if it would make her look good. To many that was a turn off.

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And someone who has an equally annoying vocal tone is Ben Carson. His voice with his monotonous drone that dies off at the end of when he speaks  puts  one to sleep. He too loses his message because of his voice. His voice lacks energy and passion.  His mono-faced expression also lacks enthusiasm and confuses his message.

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While his gestures were a bit contrived at times and his voice  and delivery stilted Marco Rubio came across as very level headed and in control. He came across as a peacemaker who wouldn’t take the bait when he was insulted. This was evident in his retort to Jeb Bush, who came across as weak and whiney. Rubio took the high road which made him sound like a leader. While he was bashed by Bush, Rubio responded in an opposite manner as he said he had respect for Bush. He also said he was not in competition with anyone on the stage and refused to say negative things about them. This gave Rubio points while the bashing and whining Bush lost many points.

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” The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media,’ Cruz said. He then went on to say,  ‘This is not a cage match. And, you look at the questions — “Donald Trump, are you a comic-book villain?” “Ben Carson, can you do math?” “John Kasich, will you insult two people over here?” “Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign?” “Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?”‘How about talking about the substantive issues the people care about?’

CNBC host John Harwood didn’t like that so he tried to go to another candidate and discuss  another issue, but Cruz wouldn’t let him. He called Harwood on his toxic behavior and asked  ‘You don’t want to hear my answer?’
to which Harwood sharply responded, in a nasty tone ‘You spent your time on something else.’

Cruz clearly got points for this as he showed that he was direct and called it like it is.

So the winners of the evening in terms of their body language, facial language an delivery were Trump, Rubio, and Cruz. The loser of the evening was the nasty CNBC panel who were out to be provocative in an attempt to garner a name for themselves and increase ratings. But unfortunately for them, their attempts backfired.

Democratic Debate Body Language: Sanders Passion, Down Home Style and Hillary’ Warm, Poised Control

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All politics aside, if there was a winner in terms of body language and delivery in the first  Democratic debate it would be a tie between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Saunders. All politics aside she has made significant positive changes in terms of her delivery since she first announced her candidacy. She was warm, engaging, handled herself well under pressure, smiled more, was respectful to her fellow candidates when they spoke had appropriate gestures which matched what she was saying and only on a few occasions  did the silly political gesture of pressing her thumb and two fingers together when she emphasized points.  She was also strong voiced and spoke loudly when she expressed her disagreemt. This was in stark contrast to her previous public speeches where she was robotoc and monotone.  During this debate, she  had excellent posture and moved more  fluidly than she had in the past. She seemed very comfortable and was not  stiff and mechanical as she had been in the past. She expressed a range of emotiona and appeared more genuine and real than she shad presented in the past

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Bernie Sanders was warm and engaging as well. He had a down home style that was very appealing as it seemed as though he was talking directly to you. He is tone sounded like a familiar uncle. While he had a somewhat cartoonish Elmer Fudd type  accent, it was rather appealing. He was the most passionate of all the candidates in terms of his delivery. Sometimes it was over the top but her was very watchable, much like Donald Trump in terms of his  of not being reserved about speaking his mind without worries of political correctness. He made many open handed gestures where you often saw the palm of his hand, indicating his openness and having  nothing to hide. His body language and gestures matched what he said.

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While the handsomest candidate was O’Malley, after hearing him speak in his monotonous droning voice that was muffled and breathy, he lost a lot of points.  He was so monotone, staccato, and boring in his delivery that it negated his good looks and whatever he had to say. While he seemed cordial and polite, he was so boring that it was very easy for the viewer to tune out when she spoke. His absence of inflection and vocal enthusiasm could have easily put some to sleep.

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The same was true for  Chafee who had a high pitch tinny sounding voice. It did not have a leadership sound. There was a significant whine to his tone which was not appealing. You really heard the whine when she talked about the first time he voted and made a lame excuse about his father’s death which did not put him in a good light. He also smiled inappropriately and his gestures often didnt match what he was saying. He didnt sound like  a leader in terms of his delivery and presentation

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Webb appeared angry with a fixed scowl on his face. His posture was too rigid and mechanical . So was his facial expression. He was not engaging but consistently angry sounding. His staccato tone was also off putting.

It is clear that Webb, Chafee, and O’Malley need some serious voice and speech and body language coaching if they plan on getting their message heard in the second debate. Communication  skills are key to winning a Presidency. If you are boring,  monotonous, whiney, or your body language doesn’t match what you say, people are turned off with you.

Once again I will reiterate that this is not a political blog and that this is not about politics but rather about their delivery in terms of how the candidates presented themselves in front of  voters.


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Thirteen year old youtube sensation Caleb Logan Bratayley was a star.  He had “it” as they say in Hollywood- good looks, a brightness, and an effervescent personality. He was highly watchable on his family’s daily vlog. Then all of a sudden this boy is dead. The family released a statement that he died of :natural causes.”  There is nothing natural about a 13 year old dropping dead for no reason. They also left a  rather strange and disturbing  statement  at the end of their vblog  where they said

” Unfortunatey Caleb passed away right after we made the video. He will never get to meet his future self. None of us will and we are sad because he could have been great. “

Then they go on to say to kiss your kids and tell them that you love the everyday. “You never know what day will be their last.”
WHAT????? The last thing parents think of is that their child will die before them. The Bratayley’s giving encouraging advice for people to kiss their kids is absurd in light of their circumstance.

It shows that this family was more concerned about their youtube presence and their vlog and their 15 minutes of fame than they were about their son’s death.

In closely examining the boy’s last video I found it strange. While he and his 2 sisters are eating breakfast, He can barely focus  and looks out of it. His eyes are half closed  as you can see below.

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Then he looks into the distance and doesn’t focus n the question he is asked by his mother.

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His eyes look even more at half mast. As he slowly chews his muffin, he suddenly closes his eyes as he can barely keep them open.Tthe muffin suddenly drops out of his hand.

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His head and body collapses on to the counter. After a few seconds he lifts his head up and holds up his head with his hand. You hear the mother saying  that he’s not a morning person. What???? The child just collapsed on the counter and this is what she says?

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Unsteadily, he  rocks back and forth in his seat as he still can barely keep his eyes open.

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He then saunters over to the sink where he looks off to the side and leans over the counter as though he is not feeling well. He  remains in that position for a few seconds.  His mother who is filming the entire time neglects to address this. Instead she says “Isn’t he cute?’

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He then turns around and stumbles twice  as he walks and eventually ends up lying down on the couch. The mother doesn’t seem to notice as she is too busy trying to be cute for the camera talking about how she will film how the “Bratayley eat lunch.”

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Then he buries his head in his arms as he continues to lie on the couch. He then moves his head around to get into a more comfortable position.

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Next we see a shot of the boy not looking great as he stumbles around. Then he mumbles that he caught the camera he almost dropped which sounded like he said “he dropped a narcotic”. But he looks a little too surprised and reactive for this as he opens his eyes widely and does a second take of surprise.

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But he looks a little too surprised and reactive after he says  this. Then seconds later  he oddly shuts his eyes as if he is doing a double take and so surprised that he caught the camera he was about to drop. Then he opens his eyes wide and looks into the camera  seconds later and says WOW!  My reaction to his was that maybe he did say he “dropped a narcotic” as his reaction was akin to those may have ingested a narcotic with slow reaction time and being amazed at the most benign occurrence and pondering over it.

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He then seems confused as he tries to answer a question as he continues to mumble. He can barely focus and  read the question he is supposed to answer as he stammers and stumbles over his words as he reads the question-” What he would ask his future self.” He then mumbles  and slurs his words “Is Taco Bell still around?”

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Then he looks pained and looks away from the camera as he mumbles what he would really ask is if there are any new sports. He then licks his lips which may indicate that he is getting cotton mouth or that his mouth is dry. Perhaps  that was another indication that something was not right with him. He then says he would ask if there are any new sports. He looks pained as he says this. Then he stcks out hs tongue and makes an inappropriate motor boat type of noise.It made no sense in terms of the context in which he was speaking.

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Then he does something that is even more absurd. He pulls his cheeks and asks if his cheeks look fat. This is clearly a young man that has spent too many hours in front of the camera as his vanity seems to have gotten best of him. It made no sense whatsoever. Then he scrunches up is face and begins to make absurd noises and sounds no one can understand.

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Then he goes through an array of facial expressions that also make no sense as he seems to be mugging into the camera.

Then he goes back to the question he was asked and mumbles something about his 5 second earlier self talking to his other self. It  sounded like something someone who may be  high on something would ponder about.

He continues to make  more inappropriate and over the top facial expressions  as you see above.

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He continues to mumble and make inappropriate noises. Then we see a statement on the video that the boy “unforuntaley” died shortly after doing this video.

WHAT???? It was such a cold statement and not a normal reaction from any parent who just lost a child. Also who would be releasing a videotape of something like his if the person just died?

This is makes me very suspicious that something was wrong with this boy and the parents neglected to take care of the problem. Many questions arise.

Was he on medication and had a bad reaction to it?

Did he have an underlying illness?

Did he have some underlying neurolgical condition that affected his behavior ?

Did he take narcotics?

Did he commit suicide?

Was there foul play?



Now the parents have released a statement that Caleb had an undetected medical condition but have yet to release to the public what that medical condition was that took This young and precious boy’s life.

Perhaps if  these parents  had spent more time observing Caleb’s  off behavior when they were filming him right before he died and sought medical attention for him, perhaps his undetected medical condition may have been detected.

The parents have also decided to livestream their child’s funeral which shows you just how far people are willing to take it to in achieving their 15 minutes of fame.

In any event it is very sad that this beautiful and vibrant young man who had  all the hopes of a full life ahead of him is gone.

Body Language Shows How Obama and Putin Can’t Stand One Another

No love lost between Putin and Obama as illustrated through their body language.

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Even though Russian President Vladimir Putin and the United States President Barak Obama were toasting one another and even though they sat down for formal talks for the first time in two years to discuss the Syrian situation, there was no love lost between them when they attended the UN Summit. These photos illustrate how the body does not lie.  While they may have agreed on various points, their body language was icy.

 In the above photo where they are toasting, Obama leans away from Putin. He wears a lot of tension on his forehead and tightness in his jaw, which shows anger. While Putin tried to show a pleasant smile, he is not fooling anyone. His smile is not genuine as his lips are pursed. There is no teeth showing and the apples of his cheeks are not raised. It shows that he too is harboring anger towards Obama, even though he tries to not show it.

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Then after their formal meetings, they did an obligatory photo op for the press which only lasted 13 seconds. They both could not wait to get away from one another, Their handshake validates their mutual disdain as Obama ties to fake a smile, but his lower  jaw is tight as his lips are pursed with anger.  His body is stiff. There is a large gap between them, distance wise, which illustrates the distance they are feeling with one another.  Putin is not smiling and this time, he  is finding it difficult to eek out a phony smile for the camera. His true feelings towards Obama are reflected on his face.

When you look at their hands, you see a lot of tension their grip which indicates that  no doubt a power grip was taking place in terms of showing who had the stronger handshake.

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Before they actually shook hands you can see Obama looking down and his shoulders a bit hunched as he dreaded what he had to do. Yet he was the first to reach of his hand. Putin appears to be giving Obama the literal “cold shoulder” as the shoulder which is closest to Obama is raised and his head is cocked. This too indicates that he is not too thrilled about having to do this photo op and  making like everything is fine between them, when it is anything but fine.

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Finally their dreaded Press conference is over and Obama is two paces ahead of Putin as with a sour puss,indicating he can’t get away quickly enough .Putin follows behind with an equally sour puss expression, indicating that the feeling is mutual. Obama seems to be walking quickly as he heads toward the exist while Putin keeps his distance.

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Here is Obama days earlier when he was with the President of China Xi Jinping. There is a stark difference between Obama’s reaction to Putin and his reaction to Xi. Look at Obama’s genuine smile with his cheeks raised, his eyes crinkled and his teeth showing. He is also leaning in towards XI and Xi is doing the same. Xi also shows a genuine like towards Obama as he too  exhibits a genuine smile and leans in towards Obama.

Kim Davis Shows Hypocrisy, Deception, and A Love for Attention In GMA Interview

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When confronted with the fact that she was married four times and had children in her adulterous relationships and whether or not she was a hypocrite, Kim Davis  realizes she has been busted by the reporter.   She  cocks her head to the side and  her eyes search to the right as she tries to come up with a response. Her response is that she is forgiven and “washed clean.”

In essence she is saying that those whom she refuses to give a marriage license to because they are gay are not clean and are in essence dirty.

She said that when she  found God four years ago she couldn’t separate church from state. Well in my view, that is the time she needed to step down from her position as she was not effectively doing her job because one in any government position must be able to separate church from state. When the Supreme Court ruling came down, she needed to step away from her position since she could not  separate church from state.

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While she says that Godly authority trumps all other authority, she does realize that her constituents are the ones who elected her. As she answers these questions you see her eyebrows raise and her eyes widen, which is a signal of submission in that she knows full well that her constituents elected her, not God.

This body language tell demonstrated that she knows exactly what she is doing and in my view is doing this for attention and to get her 15 minutes of fame and attention.

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She also showed a signal of deception when she said she had friends who were gay and lesbian  but they don’t agree on this issue and they were OK with that. I SERIOUSLY doubt that ANY gay person would be OK with her defying the Supreme Court and not issuing them a marriage license and preventing them from a marriage simply because they were gay.

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She knows full well that what she said was not true because she immediately looks away as she says this.

Screen Shot 2015-09-22 at 9.24.32 AMShe then fake cries with no tears when she says that she did deny gay friends a marriage license. Then you immediately  see her leak out a smile as you can see above . This is called “duping delight.”  It means she is happy she denied her gay friends a license because of her so called religious beliefs.

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She does manage to cry  genuine tears when she says that what concerns her is that what concerns her the most is that her God doesn’t love her and  God is not happy with her that she is a hypocrite.

If that is such a concern to her then she needs to step  down from her position immediately.  Her tears and concern for her God’s love of her illustrates that she knows what she has done is wrong in the eyes of  her God by her  being hypocritical by not being tolerant of others and in not obeying the law. Here she is questioning what her God thinks of her and her tears reflect that she doesn’t believe God is thinking well of her.

No matter what, she needs to step down.  This hypocritical and obviously disturbed woman refuses to sign the licenses and in essence is not doing her job, But she will not step down because she  appears to LOVES the attention. By stating she is willing to go to jail again, it shows that she loves attention perhaps even more than she  loves her God.

Trump, Christe Show Genuine Body Language Fiorina’s Voice Annoys While Jeb’s is Monotone During Debates

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Donald Trump emerged as  winner again in terms of his body language and delivery  as did Chris Christie. Both were genuine and spoke directly to the people. They weren’t rehearsed and they both showed a lot of energy. They got their message across with passion and conviction

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Another candidate who did very well in the debates was Marco Rubio. he was well spoken and articulate and his gestures matched what he was conveying verbally.

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While  Carla Fiorina’s looks may not the issue and Trump did apologize to her in his own way by telling her she looked lovely,  her voice pattern left a lot to be desired. It was creaky,  labored and staccato, monotone  and she often sounded rehearsed, especially when giving a speech about Lady Liberty. Her voice pattern in my view is annoying. There is no doubt that she needs some serious voice coaching if she is to be heard and if she wants to get her message across.

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Also needing vocal help is Jeb Bush. Trump is right in that he lacks energy and enthusiasm when he speaks and sounds very boring and monotone.

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Rand Paul not only sounded monotoned but was monofaced. He looked haggard and angry throughout the debate. His voice pattern also sounded nasal and did not resonate well.

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The same holds true for Dr. Ben Carson. He too is monotone and his tones are lack luster.  He sounds boring. His face is also monotoned in terms of  exhibiting facial animation. Perhaps his best exchange was with Trump when he said that Trump was an OK doctor.

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Scott Walker  often phumphered  and stammered  during the debates which made him seem unsure of himself.

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Ted Cruz’s voice sound high pitched and nasal which is off putting. Instead of talking to the audience or to the moderators like the other candidates did, he looked into the camera. This  seemed contrived, as he shared an obviously rehearsed message.

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Huckabee  also sounded rehearsed and contrived . In addition,  his gestures were rehearsed and mechanical and did not match the content of what he was saying. His looking directly into the camera when she spoke which did not make him appear genuine.

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While Lindsey Graham’s Southern accent may be charming, he often sounds monotone and his gestures do not match what he is saying.  Many of his gestures made no sense in relationship to what he was saying as you can see in the photo above.

With the exception of Trump, Christie and Rubio, the rest of the candidates could use some serious vocal and body language coaching to improve the way they come across during the debates.

Once again this is NOT a political piece. This is merely a blog about the way these candidate’s presented themselves in front of millions of people during the debates.