If you grew up with a mother like mine, you quickly learned that tone and body language meant everything to women. (And you also knew it made all the difference in whether the lady of the house would be taking you back out of the world she so graciously brought you into.) But how are those lessons relevant to this years presidential candidates?
In the 2012 presidential race, both political parties have made women voters a strong focus going so far as to say that women overall will in the end be the ultimate swing vet and the decisive vote. After last weeks vice presidential debate, NewsHours Jeffrey Brown spoke to pollsters Celinda Lake and Kellyanne Conway about how the presidential candidates and their running mates have or havent addressed issues that are important female voters.
Hear the interview here:
Watch How Women Respond to Debate Policy, Tone and Body Language? on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
Or find a full transcript at http://ow.ly/euTPT.
What do you think? Did the candidates performances alter your impressions or change your mind last week?
Let us know in the comment section below, and be sure to tune in for this weeks political programming on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Race 2012 airs at 7 p.m. and is followed by the second presidential debate at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012