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Obama, Romney Have Lunch at the White House

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talk in the Oval Office following their lunch, Nov. 29, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

By// Mariah Craddick

After a divisive presidential campaign, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney came together to discuss the future of America. They chatted over turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad for lunch at the White House, according to the Associated Press.

“Each man wanted to have a private conversation,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney. “They didn’t want to turn it into a press event.”

According to a statement from the White House, Romney visited for over an hour in the Private Dining Room next to the Oval Office. Conversation remained focused on America’s leadership in the world and plans for the two to work together in the future. Apparently, no mentions of the 47 percent, Big Bird, or “Romnesia” were made.

The White House released this photo of the two shaking hands in the Oval Office after their lunch:

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)