As a movement analyst, it has been interesting to observe Willard Mitt Romney. There is a clear contradiction in his movement behavior – a kind of subservient aggression – a simultaneous retreat and advance in his body that is a give away to the contradiction in his wildly wavering positions. As I watched him advance on Candy Crowley during the last debate, I was surprised by the postural retreat in his body at the same time that he was propelling himself forward with self-righteous aggression. Romney appears posturally brittle and lacking in flow. By contrast, the president expresses a more free flowing, connected and articulate core.
The other day I wrote about the diagnosis a horse would make of the two candidates. Because horses are so attuned to our movement, and to the coherence or lack of in our emotional-physical expression, they can immediately sort out the truth-tellers from the liars. They also sense danger from predators, particularly when there is a clear discordance between inner and outer.