Ever since the famed student activism in the mid-1960s, politics and Berkeley have been inextricably intertwined. When people think Berkeley, they think “liberals” – whether they say it with disgust or with pride depends on the tone in which you read this sentence. But like with any part of student life, there are extremes – from those who think that “Mitt Romney” is short for “Mitten” versus those who consider presidential debate parties to be actual “parties.” No matter which end of the political spectrum you’re on, all of us can take a step back and enjoy the unintentional comedy of the two men trying to be our president. If you’re still on the fence about who to vote for, maybe these out-of-context tidbits can clear things up for you.
Stephen Christman, a professor of behavioral psychology at the University of Toledo, analyzed hundreds of photos of presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama, and concluded that both men are naturally lefties. However, Obama’s displayed talent of eating pizza and sandwiches with his right hand may be the one-up that our country is looking for.
Christman claims that ambidextrous folks are more open and able to looking at both sides of an argument, while stronger lefties and rights are likelier to stick to their (dare we say it?) guns.