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.