President my highest priority is to get Bin Laden.
Ryan’s voice (paralanguage) is higher, squeaky and less “presidential” so when he said, “we mourn the loss of …” sounded less powerful.
As he said, ‘We owe a great debt of gratitude to our veterans” Ryan had great vocal emphasis on the word great. His paralanguage and facial expression were in synch the statement was warm wonderful and powerful.
Ryan’s response to question about soldiers burning and urinating - He hesitated vocally and did not answer strongly and forcefully. His body didn’t go forward nor did he gesture strongly enough. I think the word urinate affected his ability to repeat the question. (a technique to respond in debates to give him time.)
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