Mitt Romney the Intimidator…
I had halfway noticed this situation during the debate but didn’t really consider the implications until she commented.I went back and fast forwarded through the debate. Romney would look at Obama for significant periods, but Obama only occasionally glanced at Romney before looking away or looking down.An obvious explanation for Obama not looking at Romney is that Obama felt intimidated by Romney.
The debates cannot resolve differences on issues because the responses are too short. Romney apparently recognizes that the debates allow a candidate to show who has the strongest personality and would be best able to stand up to the leaders of other countries, the leaders of special interest groups and congressional opponents.Watching one’s opponent is important in verbal combat as well as in physical combat. A boxer watcheshis opponent to look for an opening for a punch or an indication of what type of punch the opponent may throw.