What does President Obama mean when he "waves the ball?" What is Mitt Romney trying to convey when he does the "tilt and nod?" While millions of American's will be listening to what the candidates say tonight, it may be just as important to watch how they say it.
The New York Times posted a neat guide breaking down the common forms of body language each candidate uses. According to their analysis, Obama's movements tend to be a little more "controlled," which can come off as assertive and at the same time, suggest his path would be a more difficult one. Romney's gestures, however, tend to be more "free-flowing," thereby encouraging the listener to get on board with his ideas.