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Santorum's blinking problem

Eric Ostermeier discusses number of blinks during GOP debates.

'While research may not be settled regarding whether people who lie blink more often than those who tell the truth, potential voters are no doubt more at ease with a candidate who looks them straight in the eyes and does not pepper their speech with repetitive non-verbal tics," Ostermeier wrote. Smart Politics counted 2,284 on-camera blinks when candidates were speaking at the ABC debate, and Santorum accounted for 35 percent of them.

Reuters
January 9, 2012

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