No sour grapes or crow will be served at today's White House lunch when President Obama meets with Mitt Romney for the first time since the election. The president and his former opponent are likely to discuss a topic they both care deeply about: the U.S. economy, including the massive spending cuts and tax hikes that come due Jan. 1 if no compromise is found to avoid the looming fiscal cliff.
"It's not inconceivable that [the president] could say to the Governor today, 'I need your help. I need you to bring the members of your party that you can over to some sort of compromise,'" says Rob Cox, U.S. Editor of Reuters Breakingviews.
Whether Romney will agree to help (and if he still has influence in the Republican party) is not clear. Since the election some leading Republicans including NJ Governor Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have criticized Romney for comments he made crediting theRead More »from Romney and Obama Having Lunch Today: Is Fiscal Cliff Fix on the Menu?