Romney, Obama Lunch Remains Low-Key

They talk foreign policy, promise to stay in touch

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 29, 2012 3:33 PM CST

(Newser) – The most interesting thing that happened in regard to Mitt Romney's lunch with President Obama today took place before it even began. Secret Service arrested a man who apparently tried to stop Romney's motorcade at a White House security gate, reports AP. He reportedly became combative with an officer and now faces assault charges. As for the ho-hum lunch, Romney spent more than an hour with the president, and they talked mostly about foreign policy, according to the White House.

After Romney congratulated Obama and wished him well, "they pledged to stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future," says the official statement, reports NBC News. The two did not talk about the possibility of Romney joining the Obama administration, reports Politico. Earlier, Romney met with Paul Ryan, and the would-be VP said he remains "grateful to Governor Romney for the honor of joining his ticket this fall, and I cherish our friendship."

Mitt Romney meets with President Obama.
Mitt Romney meets with President Obama.   (Pete Souza/The White House)
Mitt Romney arrives at the White House Thursday for lunch with President Obama.
Mitt Romney arrives at the White House Thursday for lunch with President Obama.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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