There’s that laser-like focus: Obama ‘death stare’ is the new Biden smirk!/ianessling/status/260547561469915136

After a sleepy performance in the first presidential debate, Barack Obama seems to have taken some coaching from his vice president. While the president certainly doesn’t have the teeth to pull off the dreaded “Biden smirk,” his coaches seem to have asked “What else you got?” and found the equivalent in the Obama “death stare.” But will it have a more unnerving effect on Mitt Romney or on the viewing audience?

wonder if theObama stare will be debate long. Could be very intimidating… and irritating

— Craig Blanton (@craigblanton) October 23, 2012

Obama giving Romney a death stare.

— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) October 23, 2012

That Obama stare…

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) October 23, 2012

Obama is giving Romney a very intimidating, penetrative stare. #Debate #fb

— Aaron Fuller (@The_Instrument) October 23, 2012

Obama “death stare” needs its own Twitter handle right now!

— Joe Battenfeld (@joebattenfeld) October 23, 2012

Obama is giving Romney the stare of DEATH right now.

— Dallas Cavazos (@dallasthegreat_) October 23, 2012

What’s with the lazer death stare Obama is giving Romney?#ForeignPolicyDebate

— Right In Academia (@RightInAcademia) October 23, 2012

The Obama death stare is so serious.

— ♔ Bad Religion (@Bey_Mafia) October 23, 2012

Obama is giving Romney the death stare #2012PresidentialDebate

— I AM SUPER GORGE (@IAmSuperGorge) October 23, 2012

Obama really giving Mitt Romney the death stare when he’s talking.

— Reid Epstein (@reidepstein) October 23, 2012

Obama obviously practiced THE STARE.

— Zoeycat(@zoeythegreat) October 23, 2012

President Obama is stealing Romney’s ‘sneer stare’. #PMTdebate

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 23, 2012

The Obama Stare is this debate’s Biden Laugh.

— Jon G. (@ExJon) October 23, 2012

Creepy frozen stare is Obama’s new split screen move while Romney talks #debate

— Adam Bromberg (@adambcrc) October 23, 2012

I feel like, as they stare at each other from across the table, Obama and Romney so desperately want to pop each other in the mouth.

— Addie Ault(@AULTimateAddie) October 23, 2012

Whoa, steady there Tagg! Enough with the violent rhetoric!

No, seriously. Obama’s single-posture, death-ray stare is WAY past creepy.

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 23, 2012

To paraphrase a certain presidential candidate, “A death stare is not a foreign policy.” Was Obama bowing to all of those foreign leaders so as not to harm them with his laser-shooting eyes?

The Obama death stare isn’t working.Romney is still alive.

— Douglas Bass (@douglasbass) October 23, 2012