Bear Hugs, Biker Babe: Campaign 2012 Gets Physical

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Barack Obama goes airborne in a doozy of a bear hug with a pizza guy in Florida. Joe Biden cozies up with a biker chick in Ohio. Even the more reserved Mitt Romney seems to be loosening up some with people he meets on the campaign trail.

Kissing babies and slapping backs are so yesterday.

The 2012 candidates are putting their all into the campaign cliche of pressing the flesh.

A body language expert based in Los Angeles, Lillian Glass, says America has become more touchy-feely and Americans want that in their candidates.

All the touching and feeling on the campaign trail are about making voters comfortable with the candidates.

Glass says the candidates are striving for personal likability and voters love somebody they can relate to.


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