Gov. Mitt Romney Meets with President Obama in the Oval Office; Lunch Discussion Lasts about an Hour – Photo 11/29/12

Here is the photo released this afternoon by the White House showing Gov. Mitt Romney in the Oval Office with President Barack Obama today. The two had a private lunch together that lasted about an hour:

CNN: Mitt Romney’s lunch at the White House Thursday was not how the former GOP nominee would have imagined it a month ago, but it did provide a postscript to this year’s punishing presidential battle.

The former candidate, whose motorcade during the campaign could shut down streets and stretch entire city blocks, arrived at a side entrance of the executive mansion in a single black Lincoln SUV. He sat in the front passenger seat.

The defeated Republican presidential candidate lunched on white turkey chili and southwestern grilled chicken salad with President Barack Obama in the private dining room, where their discussion centered on “America’s leadership in the world and the importance of maintaining that leadership position in the future,” according to a description of the lunch from the White House.

“They pledged to stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future,” read the statement from the White House, which also released a photo of the two men in the Oval Office. . . . Read More

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