The latest psychological research suggests the protracted campaign, adversarial debates, plotted strategy, choice of running mates, elaborately groomed wives, and carefully schemed policies, have a lot less to do with the final result, than the politicians or the media pundits, would have you believe.
Far be it from me to try and give Bob Schieffer, veteran CBS anchor and moderator of tonight's third and final presidential debate, some advice on how to interrogate Messrs Obama and Romney on the subject of foreign policy. Nonetheless, given how hawkish both men will try and be, I couldn't resist putting together a list of ten questions - five for each candidate - that I would ask if I were moderating the debate in Boca Raton, Florida, this evening.
Three things stood out about Obama's appearance -- bowed head, averted eyes and blue tie. In contrast, Mitt Romney stood tall, dominated with his gaze and was the alpha male with the red tie. All three of these things increase testosterone, increase dopamine and increase aggression, motivation and mental sharpness.