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    shook hands with Romney onstage at the debate.  The warm smiles, hand on arm, not-quite-embrace clearly said "After this is all over, let's have a few beers and have some laughs together.  You know all that mean stuff I'm saying about you is just to get re-elected."  And his body language is saying that not only to the television audience but to Romney himself.

    If Obama's demeanor throughout the debates said "I'm being barely polite and civil to you because that's all you deserve," then he could credibly imply in his spoken remarks that Romney is an unprincipled liar who wants to establish a rapacious plutocracy in our country.  It would also be unsettling to Romney and might throw him off his game.  As it is, Obama's body language -- which speaks at least as loudly as his spoken words -- contradicts the message that he needs to be getting across.

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