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Published: Thursday, Nov. 29 2012 1:08 p.m. MST

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Mountanman
Hayden, ID

I hope Obama explains how we are going to pay for his supporter's entitlements that got him elected and re-elected in the first place! Perhaps he never intended to pay for any of it because even when(not if) we do have a financial crash, Obama will just blame Bush or the "rich" for not paying their "fair share", the Republicans and then the news media, those getting the free stuff and the DNC will agree with him as his "fundamental transformation" of America continues! Even the Russians are laughing at us now!

David King
Layton, UT

Reading the comments on these pages, it's easy to find both sides engaging in name-calling and distortions of the opposition. I would hope that the purpose of this lunch meeting is to address the toxic tone our politics has taken, and what can be done to prevent it in the future. I'd be glad if the President and Mr. Romney called for all of us to be more respectful in our disagreements and more substantial in our debate. In a way, unfortunately, it's too little too late. Both Presidential candidates remained silent as their campaigns and SuperPACs unleashed streams of negative ads during the campaign. Some of these deliberately took quotes out of context, or accused the other candidate of being responsible for premature deaths. Many supporters defend these kinds of ads with the explanation "that's just politics" or "he started it" or "if he does it, I have too as well".

The other problem is many of us believe that civility means we have to agree or forsake our principles. I think it's possible to be more principled and less partisan.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

I sure do hope that Romney was finally ready to disclose how he proposed to cut taxes across the board by 20%, increase military spending and save medicare by closing a few loopholes.

It would be the patriotic thing to do.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

What do these guys even say when they're at lunch by themselves? Do they lie to each other?

FT
salt lake city, UT

What a nice show of civility by our great President. It will be interesting to see if Mitt and Ann extend an invitation to one of their vacation villas to BO and his family. I'm feeling better about the election results everyday.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

I'm sure there are other lunch appointments that would be more awkward ...I just can't think of any.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

My bad--

For a split second there, I though the article was titled:

‘Victor and vanquished: Obama has Romney FOR lunch'

Rikitikitavi
Cardston, Alberta

And Michelle still has the credit card with no credit limit!

Californian#1@94131
San Francisco, CA

Rumor has it that they had Twinkies.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

I wish it were the other way around. Mitt hosting BHO at the White House with Mitt as the victor.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Obama is having America for lunch.

Another free Hawaiian vacation on our dime? Thought he was tightening his belt?

Why didn't Obama tell us about his 1.6 trillion dollar tax plan a few weeks ago?

May our liberal friends get what they voted for.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Obama once said:

* I will cut the deficit in half
* George Bush is irresponsible and Un-Patriotic for increasing the deficit.

Now in four years, the debt has increased sixty percent, and another 1.6 trillion (six thousand dollars per every American) is wanted with new taxes.

Will some of those people who voted for Barack, please give an explanation. I really would like to know. This is something I really don't understand.

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