November 28, 2012
I find this simply fascinating and even a little heartwarming… Pres. Obama and Mitt Romney are meeting for lunch at the White House next week!
“On Thursday, Governor Romney will have a private lunch at the White House with President Obama in the Private Dining Room,” Jay Carney wrote. “It will be the first opportunity they have had to visit since the election. There will be no press coverage of the meeting.”
During Obama’s acceptance speech after winning the election he mentioned Romney as being someone he would like have a sit down, saying he was planning, “to sitting down with Governor Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward.”
“There are certain aspects of Governor Romney’s record and his ideas that I think could be very helpful,” said Obama, specifically citing Romney’s leadership of the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games.
Meeting with your opponent after you hand them a healthy beating seems to be the norm in Washington, in 2008 Obama met with Sen. John McCain after handily defeating him in the 2008 presidential election.