Since President Obama first stated that he wanted to have a private meeting with Mitt Romney we have been speculating that the tenet of this audience would be to offer the former Governor some sort of cabinet position within the President’s administration. Whether it would be to fill the President’s newly proposed Secretary of Business position, or just to get some new and fresh ideas from the former GOP candidate, still remains to be seen. But I for one am very curious as to what topics they will be discussing or offers that are made.
President Barack Obama will welcome Republican Mitt Romney to the White House on Thursday for a private lunch—reporters are not welcome.
“There will be no press coverage of the meeting,” the White House said in its announcement that the former rivals would hold their first postelection talks.
Obama soundly defeated Romney after a hard-fought, often bitter campaign that offered contrasting visions of taxes, spending and the role of government in boosting the economy. While polls throughout the campaign suggested a close race, Obama ultimately carried 332 electoral votes, far more than the 270 needed for re-election. The former Massachusetts governor won 206 electoral votes.
Obama had said in his election night victory speech that he aimed to sit down with Romney “in the weeks ahead” for a conversation “about where we can work together to move this country forward.” [...]