There are literally dozens of major political events over the last several years that I would have loved to have been able to eavesdrop on. I would’ve loved to sit in on the actual meeting when Ronald Reagan decided to delay the hostages return for the first “October Surprise”. It would’ve been awesome to be the maid outside the White House bedroom when Hillary Clinton finally went in on Bill about Monica Lewinsky. And honestly, I would pay almost anything to have seen how Barack and Michelle spent their first night in the White House with no cameras, no press and no one else watching. Did he do the Dougie right in front of George Washington’s portrait or did he just do the George Jefferson walk all around the Oval office? Yet as much as I’d like to seen all of these events, I don’t think there’s anything that would top listening in on Barack Obama’s Post Election “Lunch Date” with Mitt Romney on Thursday.
1. Tell ‘Em Why you Mad Barack: It’s normal for candidates running against each other to develop an intense dislike for one another, but I think Mitt and Barack reached a new level. I don’t even think they respected each other. Since there are no cameras around it’d be nice to think POTUS would call out Mitt’s son for talking smack during the campaign, as well as Mittens and his Stepford wife for their snide little “Start Packing” comment.
2. The Gifts that Keep on Giving: President Obama should also give Mitt some campaign advice. You don’t spell “policy” G-I-F-T-S. And remind him that the whole 47% thing is going to haunt not only Romney but his party for years to come. That silver spoon Mitt was born with sure dug him a pretty deep hole in this campaign. Barack should dispense some unsolicited post – election advice.
Unfortunately we may never know what the lunch meeting really entails. I doubt there’ll be a joint press conference or anything afterwards, which is a shame really. The chance to know what these two men really think and believe about themselves, each other and the country would be incredibly insightful for the country. Because ironically after 2 years of campaigning and over a billion dollars a lot of Americans still don’t truly know either of these men.
This article originally appeared online at Politic365.com.