Mitt Romney was driven to the side door of the White House in a black SUV, but he opened his own car door and stepped out alone. He was within eyesight of a stage being built for the inauguration, but it was for President Obama’s, not his. In what has become a painfully awkward ritual, Romney showed up today at the White House as a guest of President Obama, who defeated him just over three weeks ago. They dined on white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad, according to a five-sentence summary of the meeting released by the White House.
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