Linguistic analysis of Rand Paul’s endorsement of Romney contradicts his words: Rand Paul is disgusted with him!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
In the aftermath of the shock and the overwhelming feeling of
betrayal following Sen. Rand Paul’s endorsement of Mitt Romney for
president, most people are trying to understand WHY it happened. But to
my knowledge no one has yet analyzed the linguistics, the intonation and
the micro-expressions that Rand Paul delivered as part of his announcement, because they may provide even more information than his words.
Here, I offer a brief linguistic and micro-expressions analysis of
Rand Paul’s delivery of his announcement. What you’ll see here is that even Rand Paul is disgusted with his own endorsement.
Watch his announcement here:
Linguistics and intonation
If you watch Rand Paul deliver his announcement, pay particular attention to the part where he says:
But you know, now that the nominating process is over, tonight
I’m uh happy to announce that I’m gonna be supporting Governor Romney.
During this entire sentence, his voice and intonation
stay relatively high, in the “optimistic” range, including as he’s
talking about his father. But the minute he utters the words “Governor
Romney,” two things happen:
• The pitch of his voice drops sharply.
• The strength of his voice tapers off, almost as if the last part of “Romney” has no power behind it. (CONTINUE READING)