They Meet Again At Last: Obama Hosts Romney For Lunch

View Comments
President Barack Obama shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the end of the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2012 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the end of the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 22, 2012 at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Latest News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama’s lunch with Republican Mitt Romney focused on America’s leadership and the two presidential rivals pledged to stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together come up in the future.

In their first meeting since the election, Obama and the GOP nominee met for lunch in the White House’s private dining room, fulfilling a promise Obama made in his victory speech the night of Nov. 6.

The White House says Romney congratulated the president for his successful campaign and wished him well in the coming four years. The conversation during the hourlong meeting focused on America’s leadership in the world and the importance of maintaining that leadership position.

The lunch menu included white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,680 other followers