Saturday, October 19, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2564: Hillary Clinton Stumping for Terry McAuliffe ... but Did She Hint at Running in 2016? (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went stumping today for Virginia Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. There were many nonverbal and paralanguage qualities of her speech which signaled Mrs. Clinton's intention of running for Presidency in 2016 - some of which are described below.

At 0:47, Hillary Clinton continues, " ... What kind of leadership is required to keep in great ... "

At 0:50, the former first lady displays a prolonged eyelid closure as she says the word, "... required ..."

This prolonged closure as she says this strongly suggests she is referring to herself, not Terry McAuliffe.

At 0:52 Hillary Clinton displays a partially suppressed smile. Seconds later it blooms to a full "Duchenne" aka sincere smile as she is unable to squelch her joy.

At 0:53 we see the former Secretary of State maintain an open mouth as she draws out a pause - while inhaling.

Her deliberate pause facilitated by this prolonged inhalation after this specific verbal delivery in order to allow an applaud to crescendo - is another indicator that it was herself to which she was referring rather than candidate McAuliffe.

No doubt about it - Hillary Clinton is running for President in 2016.

What other body language tells did you see in this video?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2534: Bill and Hillary are going to be Grandparents; President Clinton's Body Language is Telling Us that Chelsea is Pregnant

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2490:  Hillary Clinton and the Two-Handed Point - The American Bar Association, Body Language and Variations on a Theme

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2523:  Hillary Clinton, Body Language and the 2016 Presidency -  Rapport Builder vs. Rapport Destroyer

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2363: Hillary Clinton, Body Language and the Political Point -  Hand Tension Correlations with Facial Tension

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2385:  Hillary Clinton & Henry Kissinger at  Atlantic Council's Leadership Awards  Her Body Language Betrays Anxiety at a Key Moment

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2202:  Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and the Body Language of the "Fig Leaf"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2379:  Bill Clinton's Speech at the  George W. Bush Presidential Library Opening  Body Language of Former and Current President