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U.S. News & World Report - Passive Obama Debate Performance 'a Case Study in What Not to Do'

The downcast eyes. The passive body language. The occasional scowl.

National polls show that Mitt Romney trounced Barack Obama at the first presidential debate Wednesday night, and the president’s nonverbal communication might have had something to do with it.

Erik Bucy, a professor at Texas Tech University’s college of media and communication, says Obama’s nonverbal communication “provided a case study in what not to do when attempting to convey leadership.”

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