Howard Kurtz notes President Obama will host Mitt Romney for lunch at the White House today — “a gracious move that makes the president appear bipartisan” — and that the failed GOP candidate faces a “stark choice” how he can handle it.
“He can attend the private lunch, slip into a waiting car, and say nothing to the media stakeout on the White House driveway, retreating into the cone of silence that has enveloped him since the night of Nov. 6. Or he can step up to the microphones, sketch out his vision of working with the administration, maybe do a television interview or two.”
“It’s not that Romney needs to do this to salvage his political career; that part of his life is over. It’s that he needs to recast how he is remembered as a 2012 candidate.”
The Week: Three reasons Obama’s lunch with Romney is a good idea.