Penmanship

Signatures have offered hints about politicians ever since, well, John Hancock. Handwriting Research Corp.'s Mark Hopper evaluates the '08 candidates

BARACK OBAMA Wow Great design, speed and motion; he wants attention Big B Sees himself as superior but has talent to back it up

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON Sober, serious The calculated precision shows perfectionism; she's more comfortable in control D loop A dislike of personal criticism

JOHN EDWARDS Traditional Very expressive; has to work hard to keep secrets Upper J loop Lacks confidence

RUDY GIULIANI Impressive, polished Able to shift gears Identical i, u, n Very decisive, loves to push forward...

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