Power Line has a good article on body language. Specifically how bad Obama’s was. This in particular jumped out at me:
Obama was unprepared. He did not do the work you need to do for a debate. He wasn’t even physically prepared. That’s what the leg thing shows. He was tired. Able to give good answers? He couldn’t even stand at the podium well.
Romney prepared. You fight like you train. I would not be surprised to find out that Romney had a mock stage set up, with podiums in the same positions, so that it became natural for him to stand there for hours and look in the direction that his opponent would be in.
Obama looked like he had been “preparing” in an easy chair.
One of two things happened. Either the people responsible for preparing Obama are completely incompetent or Obama wouldn’t listen to them and do what they told him. Either way, Obama pays the price. He was unprepared to take office four years ago, and now he’s still unprepared.
Romney knew the facts. Obama borrowed a script. When Obama made a statement, Romney replied to it, rebutted it, expanded on it. When Romney made a statement .. Obama went back to his script. How many times did he go back to the “five trillion dollar tax cut” well? After Romney flat out denied it the first time, Obama needed to either specifically show why it was true, or leave it alone. Instead, he went back over and over. It’s just bad craftsmanship. Obama was on rails, and Romney danced around his as he trudged along.
Obama lost 11% on inTrade last night. ’Nuff said.