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Smart Talk and Girly Talk on the Campaign Trail(Study: Kerry depressed, Edwards girly, Cheney smart)
Washington Post ^ | 4/4/06 | Richard Morin

Posted on 04/04/2006 3:48:02 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat

President Bush and Vice President Cheney sounded more presidential than their Democratic counterparts. Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.) seemed the most depressed or suicidal. And Kerry's running mate, Sen. John Edwards K(N.C.), sounded the most like a "girly man."

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin collected transcripts of 271 televised interviews, news conferences, town hall meetings and candidate debates conducted in 2004. The speech samples -- more than 400,000 words in all -- were run through a computer text-analysis program...

...The key to their study is previous research that has identified subtle but distinctive linguistic patterns and words that, for example, differentiate the way men and women talk...

...Cheney easily sounded the smartest of the four, while Edwards and Bush favored the least sophisticated language patterns...

...When it came to sounding presidential, both Bush and his running mate scored considerably higher than Kerry or Edwards...

...The vice president sounded the most honest of the four, and Kerry the least....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: North Carolina; US: Texas; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: breckgirl; bushvictory; gwb2004; kerrydefeat; thankyouteresaheinz

1 posted on 04/04/2006 3:48:07 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Dick Cheney ROCKS! I always knew it.


2 posted on 04/04/2006 3:52:30 PM PDT by AmericanChef
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To: Diddle E. Squat

3 posted on 04/04/2006 3:54:26 PM PDT by onyx (Elections are in November, 06 ---- 08 can wait!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Maybe we missed an opportunity to win the WoT in a shorter time. VP Girly-Man's presence & speeched would offend Muslim males' sensibilities, sending them into fiery rages. Then, as a one-two punch, Prez. Kerry would depress them all into committing mass-suicide.

/sarcasm

4 posted on 04/04/2006 3:55:01 PM PDT by kromike
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To: Diddle E. Squat
From the article:

"The vice president sounded the most honest of the four, and Kerry the least. Kerry's language also was most like that of a depressed person, followed by Edwards. Perhaps that's inevitable; after all, challengers must sound gloomy and doomy about their opponents' records, though in doing so they run clear risks. "Voters are most favorable toward those candidates who are the most optimistic," Slatcher said. "The depressive language that Kerry and Edwards used during the campaign may have contributed negatively to the way in which they were perceived by the public."


I suffer from depression. I know first hand when I sound depressed, people stay their distance from me. When I sound more upbeat, people flock to me.

We needed to fund a study to show this?

It also shows that if the Dems keep doin what they're doin, 2006 and 2008 will be a lock for Repubs.
5 posted on 04/04/2006 3:57:53 PM PDT by birbear (I took an IQ test and I flunked it of course. I can't spell VW, but I drive a Porsche.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
John Edwards...

6 posted on 04/04/2006 4:00:16 PM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon


ROTFLMAO!


7 posted on 04/04/2006 4:00:59 PM PDT by onyx (Elections are in November, 06 ---- 08 can wait!)
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To: birbear
I can't spell VW, but I drive a Porsche

ROFLMAO !!!! Duh-Huh !!!!

8 posted on 04/04/2006 4:02:06 PM PDT by dfwddr (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword:folding.)
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To: onyx

Well hey there sailor..

Quite the come hither look IMHO.

Cheers,

knewshound

http://knewshound.blogspot.com/2006/03/homebrewing-101.html


9 posted on 04/04/2006 4:02:23 PM PDT by knews_hound (When Blogs are Outlawed, only Outlaws will have Blogs.)
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To: knews_hound


You're under construction.


10 posted on 04/04/2006 4:03:36 PM PDT by onyx (Elections are in November, 06 ---- 08 can wait!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
2 years later they are just catching on to the fact that Edwards look like a sissy and sounds like a smarmy snake oil salesman at a carnival, and that kerri appears dishonest? LOL! priceless


11 posted on 04/04/2006 4:03:41 PM PDT by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: onyx

:D


12 posted on 04/04/2006 4:04:29 PM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon


I also like the one with Richard Simmons...lol.


13 posted on 04/04/2006 4:05:05 PM PDT by onyx (Elections are in November, 06 ---- 08 can wait!)
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To: onyx

i think the "ponch" is better. :)


14 posted on 04/04/2006 4:05:51 PM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: Diddle E. Squat

And this is news because . . . . . .. .


15 posted on 04/04/2006 4:06:38 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: onyx

Google is not my friend sometimes.

But then, you get what you pay for, and since it's free, I can't complain toooo much.

Check back however, I am really proud of the homebrewing article.

Cheers,

knewshound

http://knewshound.blogspot.com/2006/03/homebrewing-101.html


16 posted on 04/04/2006 4:08:18 PM PDT by knews_hound (When Blogs are Outlawed, only Outlaws will have Blogs.)
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To: neodad
And this is news because . . . . . .

Why don't you ask the Washington Post, or Brit Hume, since he ran the story on his show tonight.

17 posted on 04/04/2006 4:09:58 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Ketchup is a depressant?


18 posted on 04/04/2006 4:10:28 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Diddle E. Squat
A candidate's personal appearance isn't relevant to his fitness for office.

Therefore, I am allowed to post this:


19 posted on 04/04/2006 4:10:50 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Diddle E. Squat

I'm shocked I tell you, just shocked !!!!!


20 posted on 04/04/2006 4:13:03 PM PDT by dfwddr (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword:folding.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

I was just being a little tounge in cheek.


21 posted on 04/04/2006 4:13:24 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: onyx

If anyone (besides myself) noticed during the campaigns...

Any time John Edwards raised his fist in a victory gesture, his thumb was always clenched WITHIN his fist!

Any man over the age of 8 knows that you would break your thumb if you ever hit anyone with that fist.

Thats a sure sign that he is a sissy boy.


22 posted on 04/04/2006 4:14:04 PM PDT by Beagle8U (John McCain, you treasonous bastard)
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To: Beagle8U

FOTFLOL! I did NOT notice.
I sure wish I would have!


23 posted on 04/04/2006 4:15:42 PM PDT by onyx (Elections are in November, 06 ---- 08 can wait!)
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To: dfwddr; birbear

Because I'm blond, I don't have to think
I talk like a baby, and I never pay for drinks
Don't have to worry about gettin' a man
If I keep this blond, and I keep these tan
'Cause I'm a blond, yeah yeah yeah
'Cause I'm a blond, yeah yeah yeah

I see people workin', it just makes me giggle
'Cause I don't have to work, I just have to jiggle
'Cause I'm blond, B-L-O-N-D
'Cause I'm a blond, don't you wish you were me!

I never learned to read and I never learned to cook
Why should I bother when I look like I look?
I know lots of people are smarter than me
But I have this philosophy:
So what?
'Cause I'm a blond, yeah yeah yeah
'Cause I'm a blond, yeah yeah yeah

I see girls without dates, and I feel so sorry for 'em
'Cause whenever I'm around, all the men ignore 'em
'Cause I'm blond, nyah nyah nyah
'Cause I'm a blond, nyah nyah nyah

They say to make it you need talent and ambition
Well I got a TV show and this was my audition
Um okay, what was it okay um, don't tell me oh yeah okay
Duck Magnum, duck!
'Cause I'm a blond, yeah yeah yeah
'Cause I'm a blond, yeah yeah yeah

I took an IQ test and I flunked it of course
I can't spell VW but I got a Porsche
'Cause I'm a blond, B-L-I-N-D
'Cause I'm a blond, don't you wish you were me!

I just want to say that being chosen as this month's Miss August is like, a compliment I'll remember for as long as I can. Right now I'm a freshman in my fourth year at UCLA, but my goal is to become a veterinarian, 'cause I love children.

'Cause I'm a blond, yeah yeah yeah
'Cause we're a blond, yeah yeah yeah

Girls think I'm snotty and maybe its true
With my hair and body, you would be too!
'Cause I'm a blond, B-L... I don't know!
'Cause I'm a blond, yeah yeah yeah
'Cause I'm a blond, yeah yeah yeah
'Cause I'm a blond, yeah yeah yeah


---Julie Brown, "'Cause I'm A Blond"


24 posted on 04/04/2006 4:16:06 PM PDT by Graymatter
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To: onyx

You dig up some old photos where he has a fist, you'll see.


25 posted on 04/04/2006 4:18:02 PM PDT by Beagle8U (John McCain, you treasonous bastard)
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To: onyx

 

You win.

26 posted on 04/04/2006 4:24:23 PM PDT by Fintan (Did you really think I could post such insightful replies if I actually read the article???)
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To: Fintan


LOL!
I'm sure Kerry is light in the loafers.


27 posted on 04/04/2006 4:25:13 PM PDT by onyx (Elections are in November, 06 ---- 08 can wait!)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Breck Girl bump.
28 posted on 04/04/2006 4:27:18 PM PDT by dighton
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Cheney easily sounded the smartest of the four ...and the most honest.

That's always been my impression so why is Cheney's popularity always in the dumper? Obviously, he gets negative press as does Bush, but what is the animosity towards Cheney?

Maybe he's just too damn tough and no nonsense.

29 posted on 04/04/2006 4:32:35 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Cheney easily sounded the smartest of the four ...and the most honest.

That's always been my impression so why is Cheney's popularity always in the dumper? Obviously, he gets negative press as does Bush, but what is the animosity towards Cheney?

Maybe he's just too damn tough and no nonsense.

30 posted on 04/04/2006 4:32:35 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: onyx
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/president/2004-07-06-kerry-edwards-tickets_x.htm

I think that link shows both of those fags (kerry/edwards) with a fist with their thumbs tucked in...lol

Sorry, I don't know how to post pic.'s, or expand them enough to see it.
31 posted on 04/04/2006 4:34:56 PM PDT by Beagle8U (John McCain, you treasonous bastard)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Yooo Hooo... I'm over HERE!!!
32 posted on 04/04/2006 4:39:46 PM PDT by Chode (1967 UN Outer Space Treaty is bad for America and bad for humanity - DUMP IT. American Hedonist )
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To: Beagle8U
I can;t enlarge pics.


33 posted on 04/04/2006 4:49:45 PM PDT by onyx (Elections are in November, 06 ---- 08 can wait!)
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To: Graymatter; dfwddr
It's an oldie, but a goodie.

Long live Dr. Demento!
34 posted on 04/04/2006 5:24:47 PM PDT by birbear (I took an IQ test and I flunked it of course. I can't spell VW, but I drive a Porsche.)
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To: Beagle8U
I thought of you yesterday... Brit Hume read the results of some study which was done to determine how voters viewed the candidates or how the candidates came across.

Cheney and Bush were the strongest --- most presidential.

Kerry was described as depressing.

Edwards was described as FEMANIME!
35 posted on 04/05/2006 12:46:02 PM PDT by onyx (Elections are in November, 06 ---- 08 can wait!)
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To: onyx
I'm glad you thought of me yesterday, I hope the fact that Kerry is depressed and confused, and Edwards is a sissy boy, wasn't what reminded you of me ?...lmao, you would miss the mark on that.
36 posted on 04/05/2006 12:59:04 PM PDT by Beagle8U (John McCain, you treasonous bastard)
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To: Beagle8U


|FOTFLOL!
NO, I thought of you ONLY because of you telling me about sissy Edwards!


37 posted on 04/05/2006 1:03:38 PM PDT by onyx (Elections are in November, 06 ---- 08 can wait!)
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To: DeFault User
That's always been my impression so why is Cheney's popularity always in the dumper?

Remember the old political adage that Americans will never vote for any Presidential candidate they perceive to be smarter than themselves? Bush's "dumb" act is a very clever political strategy.

38 posted on 04/05/2006 1:09:28 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("When the government is invasive, the people are wanting." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: Diddle E. Squat
Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.) seemed the most depressed or suicidal. . .

They left out arrogant and condescending.

39 posted on 04/05/2006 1:14:49 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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