Few things are more awkward than having lunch with someone you have very recently mightily trounced. 

President Barack Obama will host his former rival Mitt Romney for a private lunch at the White House on Thursday, their first meeting since the election.

The meeting comes after Obama promised in his victory speech to engage with Romney following their campaign.

"In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Gov. Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward," Obama said.

The men are expected to meet in the White House’s private dining room, with no press coverage. 

After such a bitter campaign it is hard to imagine what the two men could possibly discuss over salad. We asked our show hosts what they thought they might discuss.

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That mystifies me.

Maya Soetoro-Ng (President Obama’s sister), on how close this election is. She spoke to Bill Press this morning about her brother’s “loving, caring vision of leadership” for this country — watch the whole interview here.

Our Election Day coverage begins at 6E/3P tomorrow. RSVP on Facebook and tune in to see Al Gore, Cenk Uygur, Jennifer Granholm, Eliot Spitzer and John Fugelsang cover the final stretch of the 2012 election.

The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur discusses debates, poll numbers, and why this election is already finished.

mgonola:

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm tearing it up at the DNC. 

You haven’t experienced the full extent of her awesomeness if you haven’t seen the whole speech. Luckily, we can fix that for you.

Excellent infographic breaking down the followers of the @BarackObama and @MittRomney Twitter accounts. Interesting note: 90% of Romney’s followers are U.S. residents, whereas 52% of Obama’s live in the U.S…showing a strong international affinity for our current President.

(via ThinkProgress)