(CBS News) In their first face-to-face meeting since the third and final presidential debate, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney joined President Obama for a private lunch at the White House today, where he and Mr. Obama chowed down on white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad while discussing America's leadership in the world.
The lunch, which was announced yesterday, was closed to the press. According to a White House readout provided later on, however, the former rivals "visited for an hour over lunch in the Private Dining Room adjacent to the Oval Office," at which point "Governor Romney congratulated the President for the success of his campaign and wished him well over the coming four years." They also pledged to "stay in touch," according to the readout, "particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future."
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