White House releases photo of Obama-Romney handshake, Twitterers thoroughly weirded out

As Twitchy reported, President Obama and Mitt Romney met today at the White House for a lunch summit. While the media were sadly kept away from the summit and forced to dream up lunch conversations, we were fortunate enough to eventually get a peek at Obama and Romney making nice in the Oval office.

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The men reportedly promised to keep in touch. Just like buddies!

https://twitter.com/cfishman/status/274253140554051584

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https://twitter.com/joannetombrakos/status/274264831022997505

https://twitter.com/timmybeaverhaus/status/274259969895985153

https://twitter.com/JimPethokoukis/status/274251261853982720

The Twitter consensus seemed to be that the photo could best be described as incredibly awkward:

https://twitter.com/MiltownBucky/status/274252253777494016

https://twitter.com/violacay/status/274249928883183616

https://twitter.com/joelvanharen/status/274252199482245120

https://twitter.com/sharblom/status/274257516123287552

https://twitter.com/Douglas_Main/status/274255056017190912

https://twitter.com/WhatTheBeach/status/274265814780227584

https://twitter.com/Xriseabove/status/274266354457141248

https://twitter.com/jh_mercier/status/274266957308637184

A body language expert apparently agrees with that assessment:

https://twitter.com/Adam__Cross/status/274278336325361664

Maybe so. But the body language isn’t the only thing about that picture that didn’t sit well with people. Some notice that there was something else about the photo that seemed … off:

https://twitter.com/c_heller/status/274251349842071552

https://twitter.com/mikayladreyer/status/274248390676738049

https://twitter.com/michaelhayes/status/274251048795910144

Just who was that mysterious doorway lurker?

https://twitter.com/jblumgart/status/274253100053827586

https://twitter.com/ArthurDelaneyHP/status/274252336069758976

Perhaps Photoshop can shed some light on the mystery:

https://twitter.com/jpackert/status/274266666685304832

Or maybe it’s this guy:

Definitely could be him. Even though the president is all set to jet off to Hawaii for a three-week vacation, the fiscal cliff is always lurking.

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