The televised town hall style presidential debate format which began 20 years ago is full of perceived missteps which may have swayed elections.
From the first one in 1992 when observers say Bill Clinton engaged the audience, prevailing over Ross Perot and President George H.W. Bush who was seen on camera checking his watch as if he couldn't wait to get off stage.
In the 2000 town hall presidential debate, Al Gore awkwardly approached his opponent while George W. Bush was answering an audience member's question.
Dr. Annmarie Kent-Willette, a political speech expert from Jacksonville University watched Tuesday's Obama-Romney town hall debate with Action News.
"President Obama answers this question with very good eye contact," said Kent-Willette, "But if you notice his facial expressions, he's much more serious. He's not smiling."
In addition to facial expressions, posture is also crucial.
"Romney stands very straight, shoulder up," said Kent-Willette, "It's a very confident stance."
At certain points, the debate got so intense that President Obama and Governor Romney nearly came toe to toe in a scene unprecedented in recent presidential politics.