Caption Contest: Obama and Romney meet for WH lunch

 

Wouldn’t you like to have been at this meeting?

The White House Flickr posted this photo of President Obama and former GOP challenger Mitt Romney shaking hands in the Oval Office, after the two met for lunch this afternoon.

During their visit, Romney congratulated the President on his reelection and gave him well-wishes for the next four years, according to a White House statement.

The two also talked about the role of American leadership in the world and how to ensure the same position in the future. They pledged to stay in touch about working together on any areas of mutual interest that come up in the future.

The White House statement also reports that the former rivals chatted for an hour over a lunch of white turkey chili and southwestern grilled chicken salad.

The release from the White House is short, and doesn’t give much detail about the specifics of their conversation. That’s where you come in!

What do you think Obama and Romney are saying in this photo? Give us your best captions.

 

Comments

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  1. Kyle Fischer says:

    So, a Mormon and a African-American walk into the oval office…

  2. Jonathan Fields says:

    Romney: You know Berry…if you didn’t have a plan on how to fix this you could had lost and let me fix it. I know you would have to get a bank loan for the meal we just ate so as a sign of good will this lunch is on me.

    Obama: So…when this Prez gig is all dried up for me do you think you can create a job for me?

    Romney: Yeah, I’m starting a Reality TV Show in 2017 called Real World Politicians. I’ll have Barny Frank, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Dodd, and with you I’d have the making of a true house of losers.

  3. Michael4Tune says:

    Would you take a picture of me sitting in your chair?

  4. Kristin Nolden says:

    All that stuff I said about you killing people and strapping your dog to the top of the car. I didn’t mean it, but seriously check this place out can you see why I said it…..

  5. Michael4Tune says:

    Would you like to come over this week-end … and cut the lawn?

  6. Lucas01210 says:

    So how did you make Massachusetts actually like it?

  7. Michael A says:

    You paid for lunch right? Just realized I still have money in my pocket…

  8. Charisee says:

    Ummm, Mitt–please let go of my hand, you’re crushing my delicate phalanges!

  9. Danielle says:

    Sorry about those couple hundred thousand military votes that were marked as weapons and shipped off to Afghanistan Romney. Here, let me make it up to you with soup and a salad.

  10. The Tweetest says:

    So this is where I’ll sit in four years ;)

  11. Josh Mann says:

    “look mitt, i was as surprised as you were that i pulled that off.But if you could just hold down the fort til I get back from hawaii that’d be great. Rememba now, no hikes… no cuts”

  12. Josh Mann says:

    “look mitt, i was as surprised as you were that i won.But if you could just hold down the fort while i’m in Hawaii that’d be great. Rememba now, no hikes… no cuts”

  13. Amanda says:

    We both agree that this picture looks photoshopped.

  14. tmciver says:

    Romney: I know you think their are 57 states, and that you are totally unprepared to this day. Call me if you need help with your spelling or geography. Other than that, you broke it, it yours.
    Obama: uhhhh.

  15. K.Voss says:

    Obama: Don’t tell anyone the chair really is empty.
    Romney: I think that train has already left the station.

  16. K.Voss says:

    Obama: “Don’t tell anyone that the chair really is empty.”
    Romney: “I think that train has already left the station”

  17. k.voss says:

    O: ” Don’t tell anyone that the chair really is empty.”
    R: ” I think that train has already left the station.”

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