Analyzing Politicians' Handwriting: The New 2016 Frontier
Understanding politicians is serious business and some believe their handwriting can tell us who they really are.By Eugene Daniels | September 19, 2015
Have you ever wondered what the 2016 presidential candidates are trying to tell us through the the loops and dots of their signatures? Yeah, me neither, but Politico's got the answers anyway.
The outlet had a handwriting expert study the signatures of candidates to define their personality quirks. The results are unsurprising: Hillary Rodham Clinton sings her middle name because she wants to remind us she's her own person, Jeb Bush wants people to focus less on his last name, Ted Cruz's thick-toned writing proves he is "determined and dogmatic," and the oversized "P" in Trump is apparently a "large phallic symbol [which] shouts, 'Me … big hunk of man.'"
If those analyses sound familiar, they should — political pundits have been making similar critiques about each candidate since the race began. Handwriting analysis might be a fun diversion, but it doesn't really tell us anything we haven't already heard. (Video via HBO,MSNBC,NBC,Fox News)