President Obama has invited Mitt Romney to a private lunch at the White House tomorrow, which officially makes Romney part of the 47% who just want “free stuff” from the President.
The White House announced the event Wednesday, in a statement released by Mr. Obama’s press secretary. The lunch will take place in the Private Dining Room, next to the Oval Office in the West Wing, the White House said.
“It will be the first opportunity they have had to visit since the election,” the statement says. “There will be no press coverage of the meeting.”
In fact, the meeting will be closely watched. The two men competed intensely for the better part of a year. Mr. Romney, in private conversations with donors shortly after the election, blamed his loss in part on the president promising “gifts” to Democratic constituencies like minorities and students.