bobford79 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 9 09:54:49 EDT 2008
In a fist to fist, man to man, Obama would not have a prayer against McCain. Age or even good health, is not always the most important criteria when wagering on that type of male human behavior.
The lack of eye contact could be for a number of reasons, I'd be curious of the source where that was published by an anthropologist, in regards to this one debate, and these two individual humans.
Obama could be blessed with many attributes. But, we shouldn't pretend that something exists that we can see does not. Obama shows more of his softer "feminine"? side than most men. Perfect for today's Oprah world, and maybe better for the country.
Women are much less likely, I believe , to engage in unnecessary war. And, in my little part of the world , women are generally smarter than men. (And, No, I am not saying that Obama is effiminate, or 'girly',instead, more like the Alan Alda type).
My wife says that he is quite attractive to women, I don't know how to judge mens attractiveness; To me Obama kind of has the appearance of a chocolate Gomer Pyle ..
Right now, we could probably use a smart, less testosterone-driven president. I still wouldn't vote for him, because of his big gov't ideas; but, I don't think he'll cause many more problems than McCain would have, in that realm.
But, in a bizzaro world fight for 'winner take all', I'd wager on McCain. The one thing that would provide that this campaign does not, is relief from the absolute boredom and fatigue of listening to the two of them ....bobford
--- On Thu, 10/9/08, Lynn Wigglesworth <lynnw1366 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> From: Lynn Wigglesworth <lynnw1366 at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] what??
> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Thursday, October 9, 2008, 7:33 AM
> I saw an interesting article after the first debate (sorry;
> remember where). It was written by an anthropologist that
> has studied
> (non-human) primate behavior, particularly alpha males and
> young males
> that challenge them. The article said that a true alpha
> male will make
> eye contact with other males to let them know who is boss.
> When an older
> male refused eye contact, it was because he knew that he
> couldn't take
> on the younger male and win. Of course, that's more of
> a physical thing.
> Thank goodness our candidates don't have to wrestle or
> do pistols at 10
> paces for the presidency, but I think Mccain IS scared.
> Lynn Wigglesworth
> Gene GeRue wrote:
> > On Oct 8, 2008, at 11:13 PM, EarthNSky wrote:
> >> I read a blog today about the debate and
> apparently there is
> >> controversy
> >> about him saying "that one" in reference
> to Obama. I thought it was
> >> funny at the time...a way of bringing humor into
> the debate, but I
> >> guess
> >> not everyone thought so.
> > Seems to me that McCain feels zero humor toward Obama.
> He is scared
> > poopless of him. Other than his habitual erratic
> tendencies, that is
> > why he is so jumpy. Has never figured out how to
> handle him.
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