This is another reason why I love this man. His movement is elegant, easy, balanced, free-flowing. His limbs spiral fluidly around the central axis of his body. He is clearly comfortable in his own body, and at ease in the direction he is taking. This is not really something that you can accomplish by exercise alone. It is an expression of the mind and heart. The body mirrors the mind and vice versa.
By contrast, I have been puzzled and disturbed by what I see in Mr. Romney’s movement. In public appearances, his movement is stiff and un-yeilding, his gait often shuffling, his steps small and tentative. His chest and upper back retreat as he seems to wade, rather than walk forward.
One of the oddest movement moments followed the third presidential debate when he was leaning forward to shake hands with members of the audience, He seemed unable to maintain his balance, and his wife placed her hands on either side of him like tongs to steady him.
Given that around 90% of our information exchange is non-verbal, these movement clues should be important. Read the body to read the man.