In their first meeting since the bitter election race, on Thursday afternoon President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney had a private luncheon at the White House to discuss America's leadership role in the world, the White House said in a readout. The closed-press tête-à-tête began at 12:30 PM and lasted more than an hour in the Private Dining Room adjacent to the Oval Office. The menu "included white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad," the White House said, and released the photo above of the President and Romney shaking hands in the Oval Office following their meeting.
"Governor Romney congratulated the President for the success of his campaign and wished him well over the coming four years," the White House said. "The focus of their discussion was on America's leadership in the world and the importance of maintaining that leadership position in the future."
President Obama and Romney "pledged to stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future," the White House said.
Oh to be a fly on THAT wall.
You know here's the thing that kind of bothers me. After the election Mitt Romney accused the President of winning votes by promising "free stuff" to his supporters.
Then he shows up today at the White House, for what? A free lunch.
Personally considering the crap that Romney said about the President HE should be the one footing the bill. Just my opinion.