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October 3, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Presidential debate watch: Body language matters!

The first presidential debate of 2012 happens tonight at 6 p.m., and the stakes — and hype —  couldn’t be higher.

Political wizards and viewers are watching for all kinds of overt and subliminal moments: memorable promises, statements, gaffes, zingers, gotchas, watch-checking, the whole gamut of things that happen in a debate. Or not.

The New York Times ran a fascinating piece about body language we often see from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Take a look. Body language is definitely part of the show.

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