I always enjoy Bombard Body Language. This one, however, it seems to me, also begs for an analysis of tone and rhythm of voice and the very language Obama uses (almost honky tonk? or is that the word — something more “down home,” like “jivin’ with his bros” or some such). Then there are the strange facial contortions, and especially, the lost, haunted look in his eyes which indeed, as Bombard points out, feels “desperate.” So it’s not just his shoulders and head and their relative positions, and not just the fact that yes, he is more “animated” than when he was acting out the serene, dignified, above-the-fray president, but the kind of animation here, is important. I do get the sense that we are beginning to witness the “real” Obama, if he exists, underneath the lifelong posing. And what’s surfacing is not pretty.
I’d say he’s feeling the heat. Not just for the Democrats, but for himself, as subject of one of those supposed 55,000 sealed indictments.