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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:24 PM

Over Lunch, Obama And Romney Pledge To Stay In Touch

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IGOR BOBIC 3:18 PM EST, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2012

President Obama hosted his former Republican challenger Mitt Romney for lunch that lasted over an hour at the White House on Thursday. The two men discussed the role of America's leadership in the world, pledging to keep in touch in the future. White turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad was served. Full readout from the White House:

This afternoon, President Obama and Governor Romney visited for an hour over lunch in the Private Dining Room adjacent to the Oval Office. Governor Romney congratulated the President for the success of his campaign and wished him well over the coming four years. The focus of their discussion was on America's leadership in the world and the importance of maintaining that leadership position in the future. They pledged to stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future. Their lunch menu included white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad.

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Reply Over Lunch, Obama And Romney Pledge To Stay In Touch (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
demwing Nov 2012 #1
busterbrown Nov 2012 #2
Newsjock Nov 2012 #3
catbyte Nov 2012 #4
DonViejo Nov 2012 #9
zonkers Nov 2012 #11
democrattotheend Nov 2012 #24
ewagner Nov 2012 #5
alp227 Nov 2012 #36
ewagner Nov 2012 #37
madokie Nov 2012 #6
NRaleighLiberal Nov 2012 #7
mzteaze Nov 2012 #8
nlkennedy Nov 2012 #10
onehandle Nov 2012 #12
struggle4progress Nov 2012 #13
JaneQPublic Nov 2012 #14
dennis4868 Nov 2012 #15
Berlum Nov 2012 #16
slackmaster Nov 2012 #17
siligut Nov 2012 #33
Jamaal510 Nov 2012 #18
olddad56 Nov 2012 #19
peace frog Nov 2012 #20
qanda Nov 2012 #21
ciking724 Nov 2012 #22
K8-EEE Nov 2012 #23
Botany Nov 2012 #25
Cha Nov 2012 #26
libdem4life Nov 2012 #27
Lint Head Nov 2012 #28
calimary Nov 2012 #29
louis-t Nov 2012 #30
RickFromMN Nov 2012 #31
FiveGoodMen Nov 2012 #32
and-justice-for-all Nov 2012 #34
boguspotus Nov 2012 #35
Blandocyte Nov 2012 #38
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #39

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:28 PM

1. "Their lunch menu included white turkey chili..."

Romney was on the menu?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:28 PM

2. Thanks for the post. But on second thought who gives a shit! The guy offers nothing to the future...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:28 PM

3. That made -two- white turkeys in the room

Thank you, I'm here all week.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:29 PM

4. LOL. I'll bet they never speak to each other again. Just like that annoying person I went to

HS with that I ran into 20 years later and she was still annoying. Never saw or spoke to her again.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:37 PM

9. Mitt said, "let's stay in touch, Mr. President"...

The President responded, "Yes! Let's do that but, I'm gonna be really busy so, don't call me, I'll call you."

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:44 PM

11. Bub-bye.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:20 PM

24. Apparently most presidential rivals haven't

I was reading an article about that earlier today.

Apparently Bush and Kerry never spoke again after Kerry called to concede, which is odd since Kerry was still a senator.

The exceptions, of course, are Clinton and Bush I, and Carter and Gerald Ford, who became very close friends. It seems like incumbent presidents who lose are more likely to develop relationships with the presidents who beat them than if one of the candidates has never been president.

Here's an article with some more interesting facts about this:
http://www.politico.com/story/2012/11/84365.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:30 PM

5. Headline from local Gannett-owned paper:

Victor and vanquished: Obama has Romney to lunch

snarf.....Should be "On November 6, Obama ate Romney's Lunch"

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Response to ewagner (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:28 PM

36. AP, not Gannett, per a google search.

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Response to alp227 (Reply #36)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:11 PM

37. Thanks for the correction. n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:31 PM

6. A few days ago some here had me hoping that the President wouldn't give away the farm

Some days

What we all have to remember is that Obama is the President to all Americans not just those who voted for him

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:31 PM

7. I can imagine - Obama - "buh bye now, see you...will be sure to call soon"

heads back to the office..."heh heh heh heh...yeah, sure....don't hold your breath, Mitt!"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:36 PM

8. Oh Dear

Let's hope its more of the vein of all those KIT signatures I got in my high school year book. You know the ones where you know you will NEVER EVER unless accidentally forced to, get in touch with those people.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:40 PM

10. Ha!

He should have fed Romney that half-eaten pizza he sent to the President's campaign offices in Chicago during the campaign...

Discarded food as an intimidation tactic...very mormon.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:45 PM

12. I would have chugged a beer in front of him.

Then again, I would have deported him to the Caymans to be closer to his money, so I would not be the ideal host.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:47 PM

13. Me, too! But that might actually be yet another reason I'm not the Prez

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:50 PM

14. Don't worry; they didn't "friend" each other on Facebook.

So, obviously, it didn't mean a thing.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 03:58 PM

15. Take a look at Romney...

no more US flag pin?

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Response to dennis4868 (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:01 PM

16. Wow - Republican NEGligencE could hurt Xmas sales quotas for China (R)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:15 PM

17. I'm having a hard time believing that headline isn't from The Onion

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:11 PM

33. Yes, it is a good thing Grover Norquist wasn't around

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:16 PM

18. I can imagine how awkward it must've been for both of them

to have lunch together after all the back-and-forth jabs during the campaign.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:18 PM

19. I think that Romney will always stay out of touch (with reality).

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:23 PM

20. Hand me the honey bucket

that white turkey chili is coming up for a second look.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:43 PM

21. "White Turkey" Chili

Someone has a sense of humor.... Or maybe it's just me!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:44 PM

22. That President Obama is so classy! I just wish my dad were alive to see this.

He would have been so proud!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 04:45 PM

23. turkey AND chicken??

Was that a slam at Romney or what. Who ever has a double-poultry lunch!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:28 PM

25. Sure I'll keep in touch ..... I'll call you later .... I promise

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:38 PM

26. Pic of PBO, Big Bird, and

mitt in Oval Office..



http://theobamadiary.com/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:43 PM

27. Well, OK as long as he didn't offer him a job or anything.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:52 PM

28. 'Keep in touch Mitt. You can like my Facebook page.'

We send out regular updates.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:22 PM

29. Two kinds of fowl - but they forgot crow!

And I would have served humble pie - or at least had Humble Pie playing in the private dining room, along with "I'm a Loser" by the Beatles, and "Beautiful Loser" by Bob Seger! Sorry, but I'm not quite ready to let bygones be bygones, considering all the insulting things wrongney and his ranks said about the President and other Dems.

Obama can forgive, and he's a classy man so of course he will. I can't just yet.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:12 PM

30. Apparently, there was a 'tour' of the oval office...

"Here's the chair you'll never sit in, here's the phone you'll never use, here's the..."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:33 PM

31. Why should either of them want to stay in touch?


If it hasn't happened already, Romney is no longer important to the Republicans.
Why should Romney be important to President Obama and the Democrats?
Why would President Obama want to stay in touch?

Romney needs to be close to his rich friends to avoid getting shafted by his rich friends.
His rich friends won't attend a Presidential luncheon unless they need or want something.
Romney can't afford to upset his rich friends and get chummy with President Obama.
Why would Romney want to stay in touch?

Be worried when Romney wants to get in touch with President Obama.
It means Romney and his rich friends want or need something.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:12 PM

32. "if opportunities to work together on shared interests"

If Romney and Obama have ANY shared interests, then Obama should not have been our candidate.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:13 PM

34. Ick!!

Do not waste your time Obama, good grief...He is a notorious liar.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:22 PM

35. A Nice Gesture:

As much as I have despised Robme - it really was cool of the Pres to do this.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 04:19 PM

38. Love ya! Mean it!

Southwestern grilled chicken and white turkey. Hee.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:58 PM

39. Kung Pow Crow

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