Romney Meets With Obama at the White House
The meeting was the first between the two since the final presidential debate last month on October 22.
Obama had made a statement in his victory speech on the night of the election saying that he would like to meet with Romney at some point in the future in order to talk about how they could work together in order to move the country forward.
Romney has largely tried to stay out of the public eye over the past few weeks since Election Day, making this his first semi-public appearance since November 6.
The meeting was completely closed to the press, and not much is known about what the two discussed, aside from some canned statements from the White House saying that they talked about the importance of maintaining “America’s leadership in the world” and that they agreed to “stay in touch” in the future.
Earlier in the day Romney also met with Paul Ryan for breakfast in Washington, DC.
According to Politico, Romney arrived at the White House just before 12:30 PM ET.
Closure for Romney, and Fulfillment of a Prediction
In our original prediction about the presidential election issued on April 29, 2012 the authors of the Political Astrology Blog noted that there was some important activity in Romney’s chart about 3 weeks after the election, which suggested that he would not have final closure over the matter until that time:
One additional point that is interesting about Romney’s L3 Virgo-L4 Pisces period on election day is that this is actually a foreshadowing period for a Loosing of the Bond that will take place later in the month, from November 26-29, 2012. There is something about what happens on election night that is connected to a change or a transition in Romney’s career and life direction that won’t fully materialize until a few weeks after the election. It is not clear if this pertains to Romney simply making a final personal decision about what he wants to do with his life a few weeks after losing the election, or if there is something about the election itself that isn’t resolved or finished until that time.
In our prediction we weren’t sure if the indications in Romney’s chart meant that the outcome of the election itself would be delayed until 3 weeks after Election Day, or if it was some sort of personal matter for Romney that would be fully concluded until that time. We were able to specify the specific four day time range when the expected event would occur though, and it appears to have been this meeting with Obama at the White House.
Barring any announcements that something concrete came from the meeting, and Romney and Obama actually do plan to work together on something specific in the future, it seems that the underlying purpose of this meeting for Romney was personal. After 3 weeks of downtime, Romney emerged back into the public spotlight briefly in order to meet his former rival at the White House.
I don’t know if Romney had ever been to the White House before, but there is no doubt that it would have been a very symbolically significant moment for him to visit the place that had almost become his home just a few weeks ago, and that he had been striving to obtain for many years now.