Obama and Romney meeting for lunch

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

New York Times: Former Gov. Mitt Romney is joining President Barack Obama for a private lunch at the White House.

The two are breaking bread in the private dining room just off the Oval Office. White House officials said no aides would join them for the one-on-one meal, nor would the media be invited to record the moment at the start or finish, as it typically does when the president hosts high-profile guests.

Mr. Obama said in his victory speech on election night that he wanted to sit down with Mr. Romney, and aides said this week that Mr. Romney offered some ideas during the campaign that the president would like to explore. Among other things, Jay Carney, the White House press secretary, credited Mr. Romney on Wednesday with being a “successful businessman” who “did a terrific job running the Olympics” in Salt Lake City.

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