SANDY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A body analyst expert sat down with ABC 4 to decipher President Obama's body language as he accepted the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
Body analyst expert Kirk Duncan says the majority of communication is nonverbal and he has the keys to unlock the code to understanding the most subtle of body movements.
He agreed to translate all those hidden messages most of us miss.
First Duncan pointed out a President Obama's subtle hug with his wife before his speech, but this analysis is about the support Mr. Obama is likely getting behind closed doors.
"You see how she slides her hands up behind his back. Not just around him, but up around the shoulders-- just to let him know and to let everybody else know that I support what weights upon your shoulders," said Duncan.
Next, Mr. Obama stands behind the podium clapping with the audience and with what looks like a prominent up-side-down smile.
"Lips say a lot. They call it pursed lips. Being up in front of people the facial features are looked at the most. When lips are tight but when their pressed up more he's looking at himself in a way of look at me look-- what I've been able to do. I'm so glad that you all are happy for me," Duncan interpreted.
He then talks about his wife and his girls. He looked both lovingly but sternly at his daughters and said they still have to get up for school tomorrow morning. As the audience reacted he subtly shifted his jaw to the side.
Duncan immediately ceased on the moment to decipher this movement.
"A little jaw shift right there. He realized he stepped into father mode in front of the whole entire world and the look of his daughter back at him is like OK, it's almost as if we're going to have to talk later. He is President of the United States and he went into father mode and I'll tell you what as President of the United States it was a very unconscious move, but he's telling the world that-- I'm also a father," said Duncan.
President Obama then officially accepts the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
"In comparison with Mitt Romney's acceptance, and this is all I can do is compare Mitt Romney's acceptance-- he (Romney) looked straight at the camera. He looked right dead center as if to look at the whole entire country and that's my own little take. He's looking at everyone in the county and on this one (Duncan points to Mr. Obama on a screen) there's no looking at the camera and it could be a technicality, but there was a miss there. He did not look straight at the camera," Duncan said. "If I was working with President Obama I'd tell him-- you've got to look into that camera more often. If we measure that there are some large differences there," Duncan said.
Finally, Mr. Obama responded to what Gov. Romney said in his convention speech, "President Obama has thrown allies like Israel under the bus, even as he has relaxed sanctions on Castro's Cuba. He abandoned our friends in Poland by walking away from our missile defense commitments, but is eager to give Russia's President Putin the flexibility he desires, after the election. Under my administration, our friends will see more loyalty, and Mr. Putin will see a little less flexibility and more backbone."
President Obama responded, "My opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy, but from all that we've seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost America so dearly. After all, you don't call Russia our number one enemy - and not al Qaeda - unless you're still stuck in a Cold War time warp."
Duncan paused the video and pointed out Mr. Obama's strong facial expressions. "Right there. So what you see happen here is you see the lips tight. The jaw bone tight. The eyes flared and lets say it was two teenagers in the park doing this. Two teenagers talking about their point of view. What you're seeing here is-- I'm ready to fight with this. I don't like what you said and I'm so going to defend it," Duncan said.