Jon Keller talks with a body language analyst who says he correctly predicted most every election this week.

Comments (7)
  1. KathyD says:

    I dunno, Jon. My choice to not vote for Baker because he came across as a sneering, condescending punk was not unconcious at all. I don’t want someone in a position of that much power who can’t/won’t listen and who dismisses opposing views so angrily.

    I want someone in that office to be able to work with people and listen to all sides of an argument. Chuck just didn’t show that to me.

  2. Steve Stein says:

    @KathyD – are you sure that impression of Baker was “not unconscious”? There’s a lot of impressions you form based on all sorts of things, and I’m not sure you can separate them out. In fact, that’s the very definition of “unconscious”.

    I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. Of course, we all like to think we make decisions based on what positions candidates take, and logically work through our preferences. But I think that’s not the usual case – we all form opinions even before we hear a candidate. We unconsciously form opinions about how candidates say things.

    These unconscious opinions are not necessarily any less valuable from our logically formed opinions. Candidates craft their language to make them appear logically appealling, but it’s tougher to wash deception out of their body language.

  3. mikey says:

    My unconscious impression of Sen. Mitch McConnell is that he’s really Darth Vader. 4,3,2,1 – poof.

  4. KathyD says:

    Yes, Steve, I’m sure it’s not unconcious. I said outloud when during the first debate that I thought he was a jerk and I had no intention of voting for him. And then I picked apart his body language the rest of the debate.
    Jon stated earlier that women tended not to vote for Baker and wrote it off to other issues. But I really think that other women felt a lot like me – lots of my female frineds and family members had the same take on Baker.
    Having Schilling stump for him was the final nail in the coffin anyway. Take your bloody sock and stay in RI, Curt.
    That’s my rant for the day. Now I’m going out for a mai tai ;-)

  5. emom says:

    Truely does it matter, either way you look at it they all are crooked, dont really listen to the people of the commonwealth and well DONT CARE ABOUT US.If so they would do more for middle class and truely help us out… otherwise we are so on our own,

  6. StanleyRamon says:

    I voted for Deval because he’s a Democrat.

    Not to change the subject but is the poll question on the right (about immigration) worded correctly? Maybe it’s me. I think “yes, we need to speed up the process”.

  7. BostonIrish says:

    I voted for Baker because he wasn’t Deval, Cahill or Jill. Oh, well, I lose.

    I agree, Stan. I think 2-3yrs should be the process period at most.

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