What Questions Surround Tomorrow’s Obama/Romney Lunch Date?

Did Ann Romney ask Barack Obama to invite Mitt to lunch to get him out of the house?

Mitt Romney has been hiding out in his Southern California home since his November 6th Presidential Election loss. But tomorrow he will venture out to have lunch at the Whitehouse with Barack Obama.

Many questions are floating in the air about this lunch date. And there is probably very little guidance in any of those etiquette books.

The last time these two men met was on the Presidential debate circuit. All I can remember is how after the debate, up on the stage and the candidates and their families mixed it up, one of Romney’s grandchildren reached over and hugged Mr. Obama’s leg. A proficient team of Secret Service types whisked the child away to an undisclosed location and I fear he is enjoying free room and board down in Guantanamo Bay along with some middle eastern guest.

White House lunch menu – Yum!

But what about this lunch? What could these two rivals possibly talk about?  

Will the President offer Mr. Romney an ambassadorship to some garden spot like Bangladesh,  Iran, Zimbabwe or North Korea?  Anything is possible. To get him to accept Obama could tell him that there is a future Olympics planned for the country.

What could Romney have to say to Obama?

After all the rough campaign language I hope some adult supervision is present at this lunch. These thing could devolve into some kind of physical altercation. Sure in a fair fight Obama would probably kick Mr. Romney ass but I’m sure Mitt will show up with some brass knuckles in

Does Mitt Romney like hamburgers?

his pocket or an a Microsoft Surface he could use as a weapon. Unfortunately that’s about all the Surface is good for.

Maybe Obama will ask Romney for his ideas on how to get the economy heated up again?

Would you like to tap into Obama’s thoughts as Romney outlines his vision? The current President will be a million miles away probably reviewing his secret plan to nationalize the Twinkie company on the basis of national defense.

Which Mitt Romney will show up at the lunch? The good Romney or the bad Romney.

Yes, if you haven’t noticed there are at least two Mitt Romneys walking around. The good Mitt who seems to have it all together and the bad Mitt or Mitts who seem to always say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Usually when there is a video camera of tape recorder near by.

The real Obama Mit will have lunch with

Either way, I’m sorry that the lunch will be a closed-door affair. Couldn’t they just put up a few cameras so we could sort of watch like a fly on the wall? People would pay good money for that if it was set up as a pay-per-view event.  Maybe someone will sneak in a secret camera.

Or maybe… Mitt Romney will be really having lunch with Barack’s eleven-year-old daughter Sasha.  When the invitation went out it just said that Romney would be having lunch at the White House with an Obama.

Could this finally be the big night for the Republicans fighting it out for a chance to challenge Obama?

Super Tuesday is finally here and before we know it the day will be over.

In a matter of hours the airwaves will be alive with news reports on who is leading where and firm predictions on winners in some races.  And if you believe the candidates they all plan to stay in the race no matter what happens.

Unfortunately for the Republicans this primary season has dragged on far too long. With every attack ad they look worse and Obama looks better. It’s too bad the only way these guys can differentiate themselves is by tearing down their opponents. How can voters make a decision when there is so much negativity flying around.

The human brain works in strange ways…

Once a leader emerges and the other candidates step back, Republicans will forget about all the mud that has been slung. Plus former foes will be on their best behavior in hopes of getting some plumb job if the guy they have been bashing for a year actually gets the top job.

Ah politics… Always fun to watch no matter how bloody it gets.

Michigan primary could end things for someone…
But who?

It seems like it could come down to next Tuesday on this Republican primary circus. This has definitely been one of the oddest primary seasons in history and whoever comes out as the winner of this process may not really be a winner. 

That person could emerge with so many scars they may not be able to do the job for their party in the general election.

Right now the media has been quoting polls that show Romney and Santorum in a dead heat. Interesting since this was a former home state for Mr. Romney.

Do you think Mr. Romney’s position that GM should not have been bailed out by the government is affecting his popularity in Michigan? Maybe he thought he was going to edge out his competitors before things got to the motor state. That would be a big whoops on someone’s part.  Sometimes I think these guys live in some alternate universe.

I’m surprized Romney is even allowed to set foot in Michigan with his position on the GM bailout. How many bazillion workers would have lost their jobs if the government would not have done the bailout?

Romney has said that the government should have let private investor groups bail out General Motors but smart people have said that no one was in line to make the save. The company, its parts suppliers and possibly the entire US auto industry could have evaporated over a weekend.

It’s easy to say it was good for the Government to bail out GM since at this point GM has either paid back most of the money or converted it to GM stock. It is looking like a three-way win for Washington.

Tuesday night all will be known.

Sometimes I think the media created these kind of “dead heat” situations to keep people interested.

 And… Why do we need more debates. This has been one of the most debated primaries of all time. I guess the good thing is that whoever comes out of this they will be ready to debate Obama.

Tomorrow is the big day in Florida!

It has been an odd primary season. First it looks like Romney has won Iowa then he hasn’t. But then he does win the Romney friendly state of New Hampshire while Gingrich whips his butt in South Carolina. Now the drama in Florida. Gingrich claims his opponent has outspent him by about 10 to 1 as the latest polls show Mr. Gingrich losing his lead.

This is all like watching a sporting even like the super bowl to me. It’s a game. Unfortunately the stakes are high. But with the economy appearing to be on the mend and a ramping down of the war effort (along with the huge defense bills) who ever wins the White House in November should do okay.

On Gingrich… The best thing that has come out of his campaign and people actually taking him seriously is that he may have lowered the bar for what it takes to be considered a viable candidate. In the old days, two years ago, a candidate that was thrown out of office on some kind of ethics violation, took money from special interest groups, and had to install a revolving door in his home to accommodate a stream of wife’s and lovers would not have even made it onto the ticket. Thank you Mr. Gingrich for clearing the way for future potential candidates. After you most will look pretty clean.

What is the name “Mitt” short for anyway?

 

Who is really creating all the jobs?

I heard Mitt Romney this morning on CNBC and he had some interesting and surprising things to say. Beside all the stuff we have been hearing for the last few years he talked more about Bain Capital where he was one of the guys at the top.

I guess some of the other prospective Republican contenders have been taking pot shots at Romney because of his past association with an actual company that made money for its investors. I guess Mr. Romney should get ready for more of this if he is the eventual guy up against Mr. Obama in November.

But the interesting thing Romney said was that when he worked for Bain Capital (A combined Venture Capital Firm and private equity company) he created more jobs than Mr. Obama has so far. I hope he has the numbers to back this one up. If not, expect some need for damage control.

Keep an eye on how Mr. Romney deals with these attacks on his private sector history. It will be very telling on how the next ten months could go for him.

Unfortunately all this proves is that once again it is very hard to get qualified people to run for President of the United States. What can they do to fix that? Offer a bigger pay package and stock options?

Are we all too excited about New Hampshire?

I’ve been to New Hampshire. Lots of trees and quaint small towns. And for about one week every four years we all watch the fine people of New Hampshire go out and vote. It’s makes for good T.V. but does it really matter?

Let me save you some time… It will probably be a Romney win but it will be close enough to keep the number tow guy in the race for a while… Sorry to spoil the surprise.