Skip to comments.VP Debate: Body Language Expert Sees Big Contrast
Posted on 10/12/2012 4:18:37 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
If Vice President Joe Biden channeled his inner pit bull, Rep. Paul Ryan brought his inner puppy to the debate stage, according to facial expression expert Chris Kowal.
Kowal, an assistant professor at Purdue University, used computer software to analyze the facial expressions produced by the nearly 400 muscles in the human face during Biden and Ryan's face-off.
As Biden's big laughter took Twitter by storm, the computer model lit up with readings of frustration and discomfortthe emotions you might experience laughing at a funeral, Kowal said.
"It's not an uncommon reaction when people see something that really makes them uncomfortable, and frustrated they might laugh at inappropriate moments," Kowal said. "It was that."
"When I watched him laugh, it was a clear sign that he was frustrated," Kowal added.
When Biden rejected Ryan's arguments as "a bunch of stuff" and "malarkey," the emotional ratings went off the charts.
"When he said malarkeythe passion leading up the comment, the passion and the intensity of emotion was really strong," Kowal said. "He was very angry, very disgusted
sad and all of these three emotions were all in the 'high intense' level."
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I saw a crazy old turd, and a polite Midwesterner.
ABC. No need to read any further.
When Cackle & Smirk Biden speaks his lies, the enemedia dutifully defend them. So when Cackle & Smirk is rude and obnoxious the same media praise him as ‘passionate’. Lying is a way of life for democrats, and with the current filth in media any lie can be floated and will be defended so long as it comes from a democrat.
I saw rudeness. Period.
The ‘RATS might like to refer to him as their Gay Warrior but Joey Buffoon is the original “passion” fruit.
Biden is long overdue for his fourth round of brain surgery. He’s got some deteriorating tissue up there ~ bet he doesn’t make it to January no matter who wins.
No mention that Twitter was taken by storm in a way not flattering to the crazy uncle. We know what we saw.
Biden carried on like a petulant child demanding attention and disrupting everything around him when he didn’t think he was getting his way. It was a detestable and juvenile display.
What some asst. professor and his computer software have to say about it is irrelevant.
I saw a guy that belonged in a straight jacket. He made a mockery of the office of the Vice President last night..people around the world watching this debate must have been laughing their asses off at Biden. He made America look like a laughing stock
I saw a garden-variety angry, bitter liberal who is quite used to spewing vitrol.
I didn’t see any of that. I saw the same obnoxious, bullying, self-important, lying Biden I’ve seen in numberous congressional recordings.
I saw a post on one of the other threads I thought was great... It said Biden reminded every divorced woman of her ex-husband.
I call BS.
More spin than a Kansas twister.
That said, he was following orders to try to humiliate Ryan. He failed because Ryan stayed on message and never lost his composure.
But this battle is far from over.
Next comes Obama. He will be prepped this time because if he fails...it isn't just Obama who gets the boot.
The entire Communist agenda will be retired.
Thus far, Obama has done the programming (on instructions from on high in the CPUSA command). But coming next (pure conjecture on my part), we will see what the big guns of American Communism can do. Obama will himself be programmed!
Who cares what experts say.
We know what we saw.
No need to explain it to us.
We are adults.
Ryan reminded me more of a full grown, strong but calm and intelligent labrador retriever sitting quietly by a pond in summer, half annoyed and half amused by a large horsefly buzzing in circles around him seeking a place to land and suck, accomplishing the latter, failing at the former.
This appears to be the “expert”:
He was a graduate student in 2010, so calling himself an “expert” might be a reach.
I don’t normally watch O’Reilly, but maybe he’ll have his body language lady on tonight.
Biden went full-bore msnbc.
They had to pay an expert to figure that out? What a waste of money.
Biden looked like a smart aleck kid who thinks he has all the answers. However, what we really saw was the utter disdain all liberals have for conservatives. They regard all conservatives and average Americans as idiots, bumpkins clinging to their guns and religion and being unable to make the “right” decisions in their lives without liberal elites making those decisions for them. Biden obviously thought Ryan as a conservative couldn’t possibly know anything compared to the knowledge and sophistication he (Biden) has amassed by being in Congress for decades. To Biden anything Ryan said was a joke and couldn’t be taken seriously. However to many people Biden made an ass of himself.
Bullcrap. I’d wager all of Biden’s histrionics were affectations, not a response to being frustrated.
Biden got orders from the Head (as C.S. Lewis would say).
It said Biden reminded every divorced woman of her ex-husband
He was angry, disgusted and sad that his lies were being exposed for all to see.
I believe that when I see a Obama/Biden sign in a yard or bumpersticker on a car I read it as saying “Yes, I’m that damn stupid”.
“Biden is old enough to remember the old saying: It is better to keep your mouth shut and let the world think you are a fool then to open your mouth and prove you are one. He obviously does not believe it.”
Nah. He believes it. He just cannot imagine it applies to him.
Tanya is usually on Friday nights.
I saw rudeness
I agree with you GS. This is a major acting job by Plugs which liberal Hollywood would give him an Oscar for.
This is what their base wanted.... I do think Biden over did it though - as expected.
I also believe Romney / Ryan knew he’d do it - in fact they said so. But really Ryan would have look like a young fool if he acted the way Biden did... so Ryan was great.
Conservatives aren’t smug and obnoxious - Libtards are. Joe played to his leftwing base and Ryan played to everyone else.... perfect.
Joe was a picture perfect example of why the democratic party can’t be expected to govern in today’s world. I hope the Romney continues to talk about bringing people together to govern - independents love that.
About all I saw was a young man prepared to engage, and an old man freaked out that he might have to.
Biden’s complete debate training consisted of three things.
1. Making absurd expressions on his face non stop for 90 minutes
2. Interrupting Ryan so he couldn’t get a complete string of two or more sentences out.
3. Saying over and over again, “That’s not true, when it was.”
The Obama team is desperate. Their whole political world is coming crashing down, and neither of them can take a chance on addressing factual comments from the other team.
They have to dismiss Romney and Ryan’s comments, because they can’t counter them on point.
We can expect the “That’s not true!” pattern to continue on Tuesday. I hope Romney cuts him off at the shoe laces.
O’Reilly’s body language expert (Tonya) was on WLSam this morning. Here are her main points: Biden had no gaffes. He was himself. The way he acted is his baseline..his normal behavior. He was dominant, powerful, and very passionate. He was able to get his points across. He may have seemed been rude to some people, but he got his message out. When he was smirking and smiling, he was acting as a father to the younger Ryan as if to say “come on you can’t really mean that.” Biden really believes in his stances.
To me she doesn’t sound very smart!
Congratulations to Paul Ryan for keeping his cool.
He took the advice of Napoleon Bonaparte: “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”
Biden “really believes” that Palin brought up death panels in 2008 2 years BEFORE the Health Care bill was written?
If true, Biden is mentally unfit to be VP.
That the problem with the Leftists. Once they start recklessly lying, they have to keep lying to avoid the truth.
Really pathetic BOR buys this clown’s act.
IMHO, Biden consumed too many adult beverages in the two hours or so preceding the debate. His behavior, verbal and non verbal was that of a DRUNK....
Amazingly bone-headed video has nothing to do with the article.
Precisely. That was obvious in his ability to instantly turn the "hilarity," "frustration," and "anger" on and off.
To me it looked like Biden found 0bama’s stash . . .
The way he was giggling, it must have been some premo stuff.
As an ex-husband I find that very insulting.
Dick Cheney just and explicitly verified that on Hannity.
Will be very interesting to see what the polls show the effect of that “debate”. Betting the spread widens in all but the most blue of blue states.
Yep. Liberals think this is great. Normal people... not so much.
If the Obama campaign is trying to secure their base at this late stage this is a sure sign they are in trouble. What we witnessed last night was borne of panic.
“If the Obama campaign is trying to secure their base at this late stage this is a sure sign they are in trouble”
The entire Communist agenda will be retired.
If they are left to their own devices with Mittens, there will be little difference. The Tea Party is going to have to stay involved and in touch with our elected representatives. There is a lot of damage to be turned back and repealed. It’s not that easy to turn back an abusive machine like Obama built into the government.
I saw someone calm, collected, focussed, serious and above stooping to Biden’s level in the face of Biden’s rudeness. And personally I liked the quiet rebuke, “it would serve the people better if we all stopped interrupting each other” or something like that. Such a polite stilleto thrust must have heaped coals on Biden’s head, to borrow an image from the Gospel.