‘I do think he did a terrific job running the Olympics,’ Obama said. ‘And you know, that skill set of trying to figure out how do we make something work better applies to the federal government. There are a lot of ideas that I don’t think are partisan ideas but are just smart ideas about how can we make the federal government more customer-friendly.’
That was President Obama a week after winning re-election, as he answered a reporter’s question about a promise he made to meet with his Republican rival after the election. Well sources are quoting Romney aides, stating that a lunch between the two is set for Thursday.
Obama aides reached out to Romney shortly before Thanksgiving to start working on a date for the meeting.
‘It was a gracious invitation from the president, which Mitt Romney was glad to accept,’ a top Romney aide said.